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Labrador Justice Summit planned for next month

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons.
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons.

ST. JOHN’S, NL - Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons announced on Wednesday a Labrador Justice Summit will be held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Oct. 23.

The summit will bring together key players in the criminal justice system, aiming to make improvements by identifying issues and determining possible solutions and action plans.

It will be the second event of its kind in the province - the first summit was held in St. John’s earlier this year.  

“There are big challenges currently facing the justice system in the province, and Labrador faces its own unique circumstances,” Parsons said in a news release.

“It is important to bring a diverse group of players in the system together to discuss how our work is connected and how we can better cooperate to improve the justice system. These discussions are crucial in determining the most efficient policies and practices moving forward.”

The summit will bring together frontline and management justice employees such as the judiciary, police, mental health advocates, representatives of Indigenous organizations, staff from various justice and public safety divisions as well as other community members.

Justice Malcolm Rowe, Newfoundland and Labrador’s first justice named to the Supreme Court of Canada, will also take part.

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