This post is part of our Personal perspectives on access to justice series. True access to justice requires reflection on justice as much as on access Shibil Siddiqi is a lawyer at Neighbourhood Legal Services, a community legal clinic serving Toronto’s Downtown Eastside. He is also a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Power and Politics at Trent University.
Cécile Kazatchkine is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
Janet Butler-McPhee is their Director of Communications and Advocacy. In September 2011, in Canada vs. PHS Community Services Society, the Supreme Court of Canada decided to allow Insite–Vancouver’s life-saving supervised consumption site–to remain open without risk of prosecution.
How does legal aid work in other jurisdictions? LAO asked the Montana Legal Services Association for its perspective. Alison Paul is the executive director of MLSA.