Ontario is making it easier for French-speaking people in the Ottawa region to access French-language justice services.
Today, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, joined by Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs, and François Boileau, the French Language Services Commissioner, was in Ottawa to release the final report on the Seamless Access to Justice in French pilot project, and announce that important changes made at the Ottawa courthouse to increase access to justice for French-speakers will be made permanent.
The pilot project, which was delivered in partnership with Ontario’s chief justices, has enhanced access to justice in French at the Ottawa courthouse by:
The ongoing work to improve access to justice in French for all Franco-Ontarians will be supported by a new Access to Justice in French Advisory Committee that will be established in the near future. The government is also sharing the report with French Language Services Regional Committees throughout the province.
Enhancing justice services for French-speaking people in Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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