The Justice Department just won two prestigious awards for its groundbreaking public consultation on changes to the criminal justice system. Here's why.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's department recently won two awards from the Canadian branch of the International Association for Public Participation for the talks it conducted with Canadians last year on criminal justice reform. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
When Jody Wilson-Raybould was given the task of reviewing Canada’s criminal justice system, the justice minister launched a massive national consultation that led to meaningful discussions and, ultimately, high-impact changes.
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