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5 hour Gladue Certificate Extension now available

Posted on: Monday, May 4/09

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy has been working on a number of immediate initiatives over the last fiscal year. The Gladue extension is one of those initiatives.

The 5 hour extension became available after May 3, 2009 on the criminal certificates of Aboriginal clients for the purpose of preparing bail and sentencing submissions using Gladue factors and principles.

The Gladue extension will be added to any criminal certificates issued after May 3, 2009 for clients who self-identify as Aboriginal. The certificate will actually state that the extension is available.

For more information on this extension and on the Aboriginal Strategy please contact your local Area Office or refer to:
Aboriginal Justice Strategy
Discussion Paper