Monday, August 14, 2006

7th Annual Justicia Awards for Legal Reporting

Société Radio-Canada’s TV show Enjeux and the Vancouver Sun's Peter McKnight are this year's recipients of the Justicia Awards for Legal Reporting.

The Awards are sponsored by the Law Commission of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Department of Justice Canada and are given for "outstanding journalism that fosters public awareness and understanding of any aspect of the Canadian justice system and the roles played by institutions and participants in the legal system".

Enjeux won an Award for its March 2006 program "Tribunal des Toxicomanes" that dealt with Vancouver's groundbreaking Drug Treatment Court. McKnight won his Award in the print category for his column that showed how hard it is to come up with any clear definition of what "judicial activism" really is, if it even exists at all.

The winners were honoured over the weekend at the Canadian Bar Association's annual conference in St. John’s, the capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Other awards handed out by the Association at this year's annual meeting included:

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