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Civil Justice System

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The civil justice system within this context refers to the legal system as a whole that processes non-criminal legal matters. The papers within this section look at the assumptions that have been made and questions that can be asked about the operation of the system as a whole. Papers may look at any issues that can be characterized as important to the overall success or framework of civil justice.

A Single Trial Court for Alberta: Consultation Paper

Author: Alberta. Department of Justice and Attorney General
Year and Publisher: 2003, Alberta Justice
Description: The purpose of this paper is to encourage consideration of whether trial court unification is a viable option in Alberta. It comes after the government sought public opinion on how to improve the justice system, and found simplification of the system to be one message.
Link: single_trial_court_consult.pdf


A Single Trial Court as a Focus and a Catalyst for Change

Author: Cambridge Strategies Inc.
Year and Publisher: 2003, Alberta Justice
Description: This document looks at the suggestion that the Government of Alberta introduce a single trial court.
Link: single_trial_court_catalyst.pdf


Alberta’s Justice System and You

Author: Alberta. Department of Justice and Attorney General
Year and Publisher: 2003, Alberta Justice
Description: This brochure gives the facts about the justice system, the major participants and the important roles that each plays. It is also intended to help one better understand the responsibilities of the provincial departments of Alberta Justice and Alberta Solicitor General.
Link: ab_justice_system.pdf


The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice: Project Evaluation: Final Report

Author: Rejeanne Lalonde & Beals, Lalonde & Associates
Year and Publisher: 2002, Department of Justice, Ottawa, Ontario
Description: This report describes the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and its activities. The report presents answers to the evaluation questions posed by the Canadian Department of Justice.
Link: cfcj_project_eval.pdf


Canadians Support Power of Judges: Poll Shows most believe Courts should Interpret Laws of the Land

Author: Janice Tibbetts
Year and Publisher: 1999, Ottawa Citizen
Description: News article reporting that while Canadians support the power of judges generally, when it comes to certain controversial issues Canadian’s are split on whether judges should have the final say.
Link: power_of_judges.pdf


Preliminary Report of the Working Group on the Systems of Civil Justice [Quebec]

Author: Working Group on the Systems of Civil Justice [Quebec]
Year and Publisher: 1998, Canadian Bar Association, Ville de Québec, Québec
Description: This report offers a summary of the problematic aspects of civil justice in Quebec.
Link: systems_of_civil_justice.pdf