Globe : Law advocates band together to urge NDP to reform B.C. justice system

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August 31 2017 | George Armand

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Mr. Paterson said he was heartened after meeting earlier this week to discuss the coalition’s recommendations with attorney-general David Eby. Mr. Eby said the concerns addressed through the recommendations reflect a more widespread view held by those who come into contact with the justice system that considerable reform is needed.

“Certainly, the depth and breadth of their recommendations reflects the amount of work that has to be done,” Mr. Eby said in an interview.

The government is already working on some of the issues raised in the report, he added, such as improving legal aid, reforming family law, tackling addiction issues and addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in B.C. Corrections.

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