Government of Canada supports Nunavut Law Program to increase access to justice and address the need for more practicing lawyers in Nunavut
“It is an honour to support such a critical program that is working to meet the demand for lawyers in Nunavut. This initiative is an important part of the Government’s commitment to see Nunavummiut better reflected in positions of leadership, including in our justice system. Our investment in this program, and our support for revitalizing Indigenous legal systems, is an investment in Nunavut’s future.”
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
“This funding will help us provide our students with new opportunities to engage actively with the legal profession, obtain hands on practical skills, and their knowledge of Inuit Traditional Law. I am very glad the Government of Canada recognizes the important role that the Nunavut Law Program will play in building the legal profession in our Territory. ”
Director Nunavut Law Program, University of Saskatchewan
“Thanks to the funding announced today by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Law Program will make a real difference in preparing our graduates with practical experiences. I am so pleased this program is receiving the support it needs to enhance the opportunities available for our students.”
College of Law Dean, University of Saskatchewan
The Justice Partnership and Innovation Program provides funding for organizations to develop innovative solutions to emerging justice issues. The program supports the Department of Justice in its mission of working to ensure that Canada is a just and law-abiding society with an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice.
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