Organized by the Department of Justice Canada, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Quebec and the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, this is the first national conference on language rights in Prosecutions. The four sessions of the Conference will bring together judges, federal and provincial Crown attorneys, defence attorneys, and language rights experts from across Canada. The conference will be held on September 28 and 29 and October 27 and 28, 2021 from 13:00 to 16:00 (EDT) at each of the four sessions.
Eight different panels (two at each of the four sessions) will cover a variety of subjects, such as bilingual and unilingual trials under the Criminal Code, the provincial linguistic regimes in penal matters, jury selection, the Gladue principles, unrepresented accused, the legacy of the Beaulac judgment, and the future of linguistic rights in criminal matters. A different guest-speaker will also be present at each of the four sessions.
There are close to 1,000 virtual places available for each of the four sessions. When registering, please mention if you will attend one, two, three or four sessions and specify which ones.
Registration is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Professional Development and Training Hours will soon be confirmed.
The names of the panelists and guest speakers will soon follow. Please register by responding before September 1, 2021, to Alison Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.