Final report on the review of Canada’s criminal justice system

What we heard: Potential solutions

People engaged not only around criminal justice system problems but also around solutions. The consultations generated a range of views and suggestions. Across the many types of consultative forums, there was a degree of consensus on a number of topics, including the need to:

It was also frequently suggested during the review that permanent mechanisms should be formalized so that the criminal justice system can learn from its own experiences, its own successes and its own shortcomings. This would help it to better adapt to changing circumstances.

Canada’s criminal justice system should help to promote a safe, peaceful and prosperous Canada. To achieve that goal, it must be fair and objective. It must also be flexible enough to account for disproportionate impacts on certain segments of Canadian society.