October 18, 2014 – Saint-Boniface, MB – Department of Justice Canada
Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced renewed funding to the Continuing Education Division of the Université de Saint-Boniface under the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund. He made the announcement at an event at the university accompanied by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Regional Minister for Manitoba, the Honourable Shelly Glover.
The university will use the funding to continue to develop and distribute legal and linguistic tools for public education, along with online and in-person training on legal terminology.
"Canadians expect a justice system that responds to their needs, while ensuring the protection of our communities. Our Government is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. I am pleased to be in Winnipeg, with my colleague Minister Glover, to promote this project that will allow Canadians to access legal tools in the official language of their choice. We are pleased to enable this work at the Université de Saint-Boniface today, and through projects under the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund right across Canada."
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
"The Centre de ressources en français juridique (CRFJ, formerly the Joseph Dubuc Institute) plays a leadership role in the francophone community for improving access to justice in French. With the financial support from the Department of Justice, we have been able to carry out a set of projects that have a direct, positive impact on Canadians who are served by the professionals who use the tools and take the CRJF's training. Since 2008-2009, the trust that the Department has been placing in the Université de Saint-Boniface has enabled the CRFJ to prepare 47 mini-lexicons, 221 language information capsules and 157 legal information capsules and case summaries."
Director, Continuing Education Division, Université de Saint Boniface
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