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Quebec hoping to reduce use of paper in justice system

Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée.
Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée. Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press

The Quebec government says it hopes to greatly reduce the use of paper in the province’s judicial system in order to make it much more efficient.

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The emphasis on making sure documents and files are computerized is part of a $500-million investment over five years in the justice system that was announced in last month’s provincial budget.

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Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée also said Tuesday there will also be more use of video conferences between detention centres and courthouses when an arraignment is expected to be brief.

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The goal is to cut costs related to the transfer of people who face charges.

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