The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) promotes excellence and leadership in the administration of justice through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. The CIAJ offers education and research programs and provides a forum for everyone interested in the administration of justice.
CIAJ is a voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all Canadians. Since its inception in 1974, the CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary.
Please note that the Institute does not provide legal services or advice.
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CIAJ members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, professors, legislative drafters, members of administrative tribunals, journalists, court personnel, representatives of government agencies, staff of social and police agencies, and the public.
We offer services in both official languages.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
commentators have suggested that the rise of populism is a function of the failure of liberal democracy to be relevant to the lives of all but elites. Most people feel alienated from, and abandoned by, democratic institutions. We are told to trust the experts, but that has not turned out so well.