BC Civil Liberties Association Calls The Province's Green Paper on Justice Reform "Critically Flawed"
In February of this year, the BC Government published a Green Paper on justice reform titled "Modernizing British Columbia's Justice System". The central theme of the Green Paper was that the criminal case load for the courts was decreasing, but the system is costing more in real terms each year.
The BC Civil Liberties Association has since released it's own paper, called "Justice Denied: The Causes of BC's Criminal Justice System Crisis". The BCCLA's paper attacks the Green Paper's central theme, relying on data to argue that the BC criminal justice system has been doing more with less for many years, and that "the vast majority of the challenges faced by the system today are the direct result of policy decisions and funding shortfalls made over the last decade."