A Fairer Justice System

We will make sure the criminal justice system works for all Canadians.

Visible minorities are overrepresented in our criminal justice system. This needs to change.

To make sure that the criminal justice system works for all Canadians, we will move forward with mandatory training on unconscious bias and cultural competency for all judges in Canada.

Building on Canada’s ground-breaking Bias-Free Framework in National Security, we will also invest an additional $11 million over four years to ensure all officials in Canada’s enforcement and security agencies have access to this critical training.

And to better address the root causes of crime and help break the cycle of reoffending, we will work with the provinces and territories to establish a Community Justice Centres program, which puts courts alongside other critical social services.