When the Sub-committee on Access to Justice (Trial Courts) first met we confirmed that we are concerned with access to justice, and in particular with mounting costs in the justice system. While Subcommittee members are aware of important initiatives designed to respond to the issue of costs at the trial level, it was felt that it would be helpful to know more about what is happening across the country so that we can identify promising practices to reduce costs. To that end we agreed that the starting point for the work of the Subcommittee is to develop a focused inventory of reforms which are designed to promote effective and affordable justice.
Canadian Judicial Council, "Access to Justice: Report on Selected Reform Initiatives in Canada" (2008). Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. 90.