Nov 302017


The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous Canadian society. Find out more about why we are doing this.

Your input in this consultation will help the department understand what Canadians expect from the Criminal Justice System. The consultation is taking place until January 15, 2018. You can participate in the following ways:

How to Participate

Complete the Online Choicebook

Learn more about the issues facing Canada’s Criminal Justice System by reading the Choicebook, an interactive educational tool, and providing your feedback on how the Criminal Justice System can be improved. In thinking through these issues, imagine what an effective Criminal Justice System would look like to you in the future. The Choicebook will be open until January 15, 2018.

Join the Online Discussions

Hear stories first hand from people in the Criminal Justice System, and join other Canadians in a dialogue on five key issues. The online discussions will be open until January 15, 2018.

Twitter Townhalls

Join online conversations on the Criminal Justice System. Details on dates and times will be available shortly.

Email submissions

If you have views on the approach and actions that Canada needs to take to transform the Criminal Justice System, we welcome your input by email:

Why are we doing this?

Canada’s Criminal Justice System has a strong foundation, yet it is facing many challenges.

Whether it’s supporting victims of crime more effectively, reducing the number of vulnerable and marginalized people in the system, or completing cases faster, it’s clear that change is needed. It’s important for Canadians to think about these issues and what can be done to improve the system.

As part of this process, we are providing Canadians with an opportunity to have their say through an online discussion on a range of topics and issues related to the Criminal Justice System. For more information on these subjects, read the Criminal Justice System Primer.

These consultations are part of the Criminal Justice System review, which has involved working with stakeholders and provincial and territorial counterparts on determining what works well and where there is room for improvement in the current system. Criminal Justice System reform will take time and will continue on well into future years. The government’s vision of this broad reform is to ensure long-term safety and justice for all Canadians. A report on what we heard during this consultation will be published in winter 2018.

Read more about the transformation of the Criminal Justice System here.

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