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Ontario Budget Bill Will Mean More Indigenous People On Juries – Huffington Post

The change “is one positive step forward,” Six Nations Chief Ava Hill said.

TORONTO — Ontario should see more Indigenous people sitting on juries after the Progressive Conservative government’s budget bill comes into effect.

Bill 100, which is in the final stages of being passed into law, includes a schedule that will change the way juries are selected. Jury source lists will come from the Ministry of Health’s records, instead of from government records of property owners.

The current process, which draws jurors through municipal property assessments, excludes everyone who lives on a First Nation.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ontario-bill-indigenous-juries_ca_5cddb541e4b00735a91365d3

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