Canada has two official languages - English and French. The Canadian Criminal Code guarantees anyone charged with a criminal offence the right to be tried by a judge (or jury, in the case of Supreme Court jury trials) who speaks the official language of Canada that is his or her language.
The Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO) chose the BC Provincial Court’s Twitter Town Hall as one of three outstanding communications initiatives to be showcased at its 2016 annual conference. The CCPIO is an international professional organization providing training, resources and networking support for court communications experts.
This summer, Canada’s first Intervention K-9, Caber, made his first appearance in BC Supreme Court. As reported in a previous eNews , Caber is an accredited Canine Assisted Intervention (CAI) dog who joined the Delta Police Victim Services team in 2010.
Over 40 years ago Provincial Court Judge Jack McGivern started a clinical criminal law program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Allard Law School.