Government of Canada announces funding for training to enhance access to justice in both official languages
“Legal translation is an indispensable component in providing equal access to justice in both official languages. I am proud to support an initiative that will improve access to justice for French-speaking and English-speaking communities across Canada and promote the development of our professionals.”
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
“McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies is proud to contribute to greater access to justice in Canada through its newly enhanced comprehensive online curriculum and graduate diploma in legal translation. Thanks to the generous support of the Ministry of Justice, we will be able to bring legal translation education to bilingual jurists and translators from coast to coast, and to help ensure that individuals enjoy the full benefits of Canadian democracy regardless of language.”
Carola Weil, PhD,
Dean, School of Continuing Studies / McGill University
The Department of Justice Canada’s Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund provides funding to non-profit organizations, learning institutions and provincial and territorial partners to meet the needs of minority French and English speaking communities across the country.
To increase access to family justice – and divorce in particular – in both official languages, Budget 2019 proposes to invest $21.6 million over five years, starting in 2020-21. This funding will help improve the availability of bilingual services in the family justice system.
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Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice Canada
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