The LCO had much to learn and much to share at the 2010 meeting of Canada’s law reform agencies, October 26-28. The Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada symposium featured representatives from law reform agencies in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, along with a member of the New Brunswick government.
“The LCO’s commitment to social justice and public consultation set us apart,” says LCO research lawyer Kirsten Manley-Casimir.
But when it comes to issues of governance and project selection, every law reform agency faces a similar challenge. Explains LCO Board member Justice Stephen Goudge: “We had interesting discussions about how to define projects and build a representative board.”
“There are many ways to approach law reform in Canada,” adds Manley-Casimir. “I learned important lessons on different ways to effect meaningful changes in the law.”