Day: September 18, 2017
By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
Some interesting reads to help you ease into your week:
- 14-year-old charged after allegedly deploying bear spray in Regina McDonald’s (Global News)
- Child’s Aboriginal Heritage Not a “Super-Weight” Factor in Adoption, Court Rules (Family LLB)
- Judge’s ruling stands for Prince Albert police officer accused in pepper spray trial (CBC)
- Why Has the Government Failed to Act on Copyright Notice-and-Notice When Internal Docs Raise Abuse and Fraud Concerns? (Michael Geist)
By Brea Lowenberger
Access To Justice Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
The establishment of the Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is a spinoff of the “Putting the Public First” topic that was addressed by participants at the 2016 meeting of the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution – participants at that meeting identified, “a provincial strategy must embrace multiple vehicles and approaches to engagement to ensure that different communities within the public, each who face diverse access to justice barriers are both engaged and meaningfully heard” (at 5).
The Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is one vehicle and approach to engage different communities in the access to justice conversation. The week will provide opportunities to:
- Engage new and diverse voices in the access to justice conversation; and
- Highlight initiatives that aim to improve access to justice for Saskatchewan residents.
We invite you to get involved in the week’s events, and join the conversation. Follow the Legal Sourcery Blog and #SKA2J on social media for more information on the events planned for the week.