Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Following Part I of the Into the Future conference in May of this year it was clear that the findings of the 1996 Systems of Civil Justice Task Force Report have been widely accepted, and that many of the recommendations made in that report have been implemented by various Canadian jurisdictions. It was equally clear however that the fundamental problems described in the Report - cost, delay and complexity inhibiting access to justice - have not been resolved, and they remain for virtually all jurisdictions, serious and pressing concerns. This document is written in anticipation of Part II of the Into the Future conference, in order to provide a point of departure for a discussion about civil justice reform among representatives from all of the sectors and jurisdictions of our justice system. The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (“the Forum”) hopes that Canadian jurisdictions can work together to articulate a common vision for the civil justice system and to create a stronger voice for reform within every province and territory.

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