Better Justice Together

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Ensuring effective access to justice is one of the most important issues facing Ontario’s justice system today. The Ministry of the Attorney General is committed to working with justice partners in new and more collaborative ways to make the justice system simpler, faster and less expensive for all Ontarians.

To achieve this goal, we are implementing a comprehensive strategy to build Better Justice Together by:

  • making sure court processes are faster and the justice system is easier to navigate
  • building an integrated system that allows justice partners and participants to better share and access the information they need
  • making it easier for family justice participants to use mediation and other forms of alternate dispute resolution rather than going to court, and ensuring they have better access to the support services and information they need
  • better supporting individuals with mental health issues who come into contact with the criminal justice system, including at the bail and sentencing stages.

Check back often for updates on the ministry’s progress.

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Support from our Justice Partners

Chief Justice George Strathy, Ontario Court of Appeal "There is widespread consensus that access to justice is one of the pressing issues facing the justice system. It is one of my own priorities and I commend the Attorney General for her collaborative approach to the issue and for the positive steps she is taking."

- Chief Justice George Strathy, Ontario Court of Appeal


Janet E. Minor, Treasurer, The Law Society of Upper Canada "I commend Attorney General Meilleur on her vision and her dedication to enhancing access to justice. I also commend her commitment to proceeding collaboratively by involving TAG – The Action Group on Access to Justice. There is no question we will achieve better justice by working together."

- Janet E. Minor, Treasurer, The Law Society of Upper Canada


Colin Stevenson, Chair of OBA Justice Effectiveness Taskforce "The Ontario Bar Association is encouraged by the Attorney General's renewed focus on technological innovation in the Justice Sector and her understanding that the best solutions will come from consultation with those on the front lines of justice, like the OBA. As our Justice Effectiveness Taskforce advised, technological innovation is critical to an efficient and affordable justice system. We look forward to achieving better justice together."

- Colin Stevenson, Chair of OBA Justice Effectiveness Taskforce