DS Avocats Canada (Chair)
There are linguistic barriers for English-speaking Quebecers to access programs and services to ensure their rights are respected. The more vulnerable the population, the greater the barriers can be.
Entitled No Justice Without Access: Working Together to Ensure Access to Justice in English, the Quebec Community Groups Network held a community forum to kickstart a conversation between the community and components of our justice system to break down barriers to services for English-speaking Quebecers. Held in April 20-18, the forum engaged a broad cross-section of the English-speaking community, legal experts, and justice system stakeholders to initiate dialogue on project priorities and suggest specific collaborative efforts between the community and the justice system that could improve access to justice in English in Quebec.
With dozens of participants from the community, as well as lawyers and officials from Justice Canada and Justice Quebec, the forum moved the project forward and set a solid foundation upon which to build on. For more, please read this article in our April 2018 edition of Network News.