Access to Quebec Courts in English: Report and Recommendations Released

QCGN’s Access to Justice project has released its report and recommendations on access to the Courts of Quebec in English. Our research methodology included a thorough investigation of the issue along four main lines of inquiry: the relevant policy and legal framework, the internal organization and administration of services of Quebec’s courts and tribunals, system navigation from a user perspective, and firsthand population experience obtained through quantitative and qualitative research.

This investigation uncovered several systemic barriers to accessing justice in English in Quebec courts. We then validated these findings through a population survey conducted in Spring 2023, in which 1,003 English-speaking Quebecers provided answers about their knowledge of and experiences interacting with the Quebec court system.

The report contains an executive summary of our top findings, informed by our research and validation process. The document concludes with a series of recommendations for the Ministère de la Justice, presented by QCGN’s Access to Justice in English project to the government of Quebec for further consideration.

 

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