DEBWEWIN FINAL REPORT

May 24, 2018 1:41 pm
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DEBWEWIN FINAL REPORT

English and French versions of the Debwewin Final Report are now available on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s (MAG) website. The Final Report will also be available upon request in Oji-Cree, Ojibway, Inuktituk, Mohawk and Cree. Please locate the Debwewin Final Report here:

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/debwewin/

The Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee (Debwewin) was created in response to the Honourable Frank Iacobucci’s report on First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries (the Iacobucci Report). The Iacobucci Report proposed a number of ways to increase First Nations representation on juries and strengthen the province’s justice system overall. The Debwewin Final Report contains a summary of all of Debwewin’s final advice provided to the Deputy Attorney General on how best to implement the recommendations contained in the Iacobucci Report. Debwewin’s advice focused on identifying practical solutions to remove barriers to First Nations people’s participation in the jury system and strengthen the relationship between Ontario and Indigenous communities on justice matters. The ministry has implemented many of the recommendations in the Iacobucci Report in accordance with Debwewin’s final advice. We are in the process of reviewing all of Debwewin’s final advice as we recognize that there is much more work to be done to ensure that Indigenous people are better represented in the jury system and that their voices are heard in a fair and representative justice system that is inclusive of everyone in this province.

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