The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

October.08.2020 | Business Meeting(ZOOM)

ICONNBC Business Association hosted a virtual meeting by invitation with a group of interested Lawyers. The Minister announced funding for Archway Society for Domestic Peace in Vernon BC.   The agenda allowed guests to ask questions of the Minister on: at the Federal Level, is there an advisory committee that overlooks the implementation of diversifying judiciary; there are systemic barriers that still exist in the Asian community, will the government reconsider the need for bilingualism as a requirement for the Bench; what is the criteria for assessing the BIPOC community for judicial appointments; what is the current government’s policy on jury reform; what steps are being taken at the Federal level to ensure that the legal system is more inclusive of the different cultures.