The Government of Canada has committed to create an independent Canadian Criminal Cases Review Commission. Such a commission will be able to consider applications from those who believe that they have been wrongfully convicted; who have suffered a miscarriage of justice that have not been remedied by the courts.
Diverse communities are calling out the deep rooted, systemic injustice that exists in society and their voices are joined by voices from the broad Canadian society demanding change. The specific needs of women, young people and those who experience diverse forms of discrimination must be addressed. A process aimed at improving fairness and justice for all Canadians must have a criminal justice system that is attentive to these realities.
It is hoped that the consultation process will lead to the creation of a Commission attuned to the many manifestations of discrimination and committed to the rectification of wrongful convictions.