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May 26, 2003
Media Advisory: "It's the law" to take a closer look at new Youth Criminal Justice Act
The City of Toronto is hosting a special panel presentation with provincial,
federal and local speakers to take a closer look at the new Youth Criminal
Justice Act (YCJA) and how it affects Toronto. The "It's the law" panel
presentation will outline what implications the Act has for the City of Toronto
and the estimated 8,000 young people aged 12 to 18 who are likely to come into
contact with Toronto Police Services over the next year. As well, the panelists
will introduce recommendations on the Act that are specific to the City of
Toronto, and will outline the next steps for implementing the Act.

Date: Tuesday, May 27
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West

Moderated by Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski, Chair of the Youth Safety
Sub-Committee, this all-star panel will include: Catharine Latimer, General
Counsel and Director General of Youth Justice, Department of Justice Canada;
Judge David Cole, Ontario Court of Justice; Glenn Semple, Manager, Young
Offender Projects, Ministry of Public Safety and Security; Miriam Bloomenfeld,
Counsel, YCJA, Ministry of the Attorney General; and Marg Stanowski, Executive
Director, Operation Springboard.

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