Source: (2000) Horizons 3 (October): 23.

The authors of this short article summarize key themes from a symposium in March 2000 on access to justice in Canada. Participants distinguished between access to the justice system and access to justice. Focus on access to the justice system really means access to law. One participant suggested that justice itself has more to with the recognition of respect than with narrowly cast legal rights. Many felt that the traditional justice system is ill equipped to meet the needs of communities; they argued for more community-based justice programs and initiatives.