Source: (2004) Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada. Downloaded 13 January 2005.

Established in 1997 by Act of Parliament in Canada, the Law Commission of Canada is an independent federal law reform agency. As such, the Commission provides advice to Parliament on reforming and modernizing Canada’s laws. In its 2003-2004 annual report, the Commission highlights its efforts over the course of the year in the following areas: governance relationships; social relationships; economic relationships; and personal relationships. With respect to social relationships in particular, the Commission produced a report to Parliament titled Transforming Relationships through Participatory Justice. This report contains a number of proposals whereby governments, justice officials, community groups, and individuals working in conflict resolution can support innovative justice processes which have citizen participation at their core.

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