Attorney General John Gerretsen reiterated Wednesday outside cabinet he has only just received the Ontario Bar Association's report obtained by QP Briefing on the need for firmer guidelines for judicial mediation in the province.
"I have just received the report and I have not read it just yet," Gerretsen said in an interview, indicating he had only seen the report minutes before arriving at cabinet.
"I know that mediation is a much larger part of the whole judicial process now because generally speaking it leads, in many cases, to faster results and is less costly a result than the court process," he said.
Asked if the province needs to take a closer look at how judges are used in difficult to mediate cases, Gerretsen replied "I'll take a look at the report and we will deal with the issues that are contained therein. That's all I can say."
SOURCE: QP Briefing