Comments by Chief Justice on access to justice welcomed by Ontario Bar Association’s Doug Downey: Canadian Press

  • September 10, 2014

OBA’s Downey quoted in story of Chief Justice George Strathy’s Opening of the Courts speech

Strathy's message was hailed by the Ontario Bar Association, which represents the province's lawyers and judges. The association has been working with the province to improve access to the justice system, board member Doug Downey said.

"Some procedures are put in place to solve another problem but they create a problem of their own," said Downey, a practising lawyer in Barrie, Ont.

"If the chief justice is interested, and he certainly sounds like he is, in reviewing the system... sort of at a higher level, we may be able to rationalize some of those procedures," he said.

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SOURCE: Candian Press