An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (COVID-19 response and other measures)

Status

In committee (Senate), as of March 31, 2022

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May 6th, 2022 / 2:55 p.m.
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Senior Counsel, Criminal Law and Policy Section, Policy Sector, Department of Justice

Shannon Davis-Ermuth

In terms of technological capacity, particularly in remote areas and the north, we do hear that access to justice is an issue. The Minister of Justice appeared on Bill S-4. When similar issues were raised, he spoke to the commitment that the Government of Canada has made to bring the court system and protective services in relation to that into the 21st century. He added that the Government of Canada has been making investments to connect 98% of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026, and all Canadians by 2030.

I know that the question of high-speed Internet is—