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In 1987 the Justice Reform Committee was formed to make British Columbia’s justice system more “accessible, understandable, relevant, and efficient for all those it seeks to serve.” While their mandate as a law reform body is complementary to the Law Reform Commission, several of their recommendations hit upon issues that the Commission previously addressed, or was in the process of addressing. The Commission responds to these recommendations by detailing the previous work done on the topic and any potential issues that might arise should they take on the suggested projects.
Below you will find additional, relevant and specific documentation, backgrounders, research, resources, media releases and summaries that have been, or will be incorporated into our final publications and study papers.
If you have questions about these or other specific documents, please reach out to BCLI using our contact page or at the bottom of each page of our website.