Law Commission of Canada Eliminated
From May 17, 2008
In September 2006, the Conservative Government eliminated The Law Commission of Canada. The Law Commission was created in 1997 as an agency for federal law reform. It recommended to the federal government various ways of modernizing laws and created working relationships between academics, lawyers, government officials, and the public.
Over the years, the independent commission had examined a wide variety of issues, such as child abuse, electoral reform, policing, indigenous legal traditions, and same-sex marriage.
In cancelling the program, Harper's government admits its propensity for suppression of diverse voices. It's the Harper way, or the highway.