Dis­or­der in the court

The Walrus - - LETTERS -

Ger­ard J. Kennedy’s es­say bril­liantly dis­sects the cur­rent eco­nomic, so­cial, and po­lit­i­cal re­al­i­ties of Canada’s civil court sys­tem (“Jus­tice for Some,” No­vem­ber). While the Supreme Court of Canada has tried to ad­dress prob­lem­atic de­lays in the crim­i­nal law sys­tem, is­sues in the civil sys­tem re­main un­re­solved. The same flaws — com­plex pro­ce­dures, ex­or­bi­tant ex­penses, and slow pro­cesses — ex­ist in fam­ily law courts. Canada should, there­fore, es­tab­lish a Royal Com­mis­sion to ad­vise the pub­lic, gov­ern­ment, and ju­di­ciary on how to es­tab­lish more friendly, ef­fi­cient, and af­ford­able sys­tems — in crim­i­nal, civil, and fam­ily law. Will­son Mc­tavish

Mis­sis­sauga, ON

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