What We Do

ULCCoperates in two sections: the Criminal Section and the Civil Section. Its work is done by delegates appointed by the member governments. The Section makes recommendations for changes to federal criminal legislation based on identified deficiencies, defects or gaps in the existing law, or based on problems created by judicial interpretation of existing law.

The Criminal Section unites prosecutors from federal, provincial and territorial governments with defence counsel and judges to consider proposals to amend criminal laws, which are mainly under federal authority in Canada. The administration of criminal justice is however largely provincial and territorial. Meetings of the Section give provinces and territories a chance to ask the federal government to make the system better reflect the challenges they face in performing that administration.

The Civil Section assembles government policy lawyers and analysts, private lawyers and law reformers to consider areas in which provincial and territorial laws would benefit from harmonization..... read more

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2014 Conference
Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 10 - Aug. 14
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