Court delays and modernizing the criminal justice system

On March 29, 2018, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to modernize the criminal justice system and reduce court delays. The proposed reforms are a key component of the federal strategy to transform the criminal justice system to make it more efficient, effective, fair and accessible, while protecting public safety. They will also aim to reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous persons and vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system. Many of these law reforms reflect collaborative intergovernmental efforts to address court delays, and have been identified as priorities by federal, provincial and territorial Justice Ministers.

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