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COVID-19 and Elder-assisted hearings

Parole Board of Canada hearings have generally moved to WebEx, which has created some challenges. For example, Elder-assisted hearings may not be available for Indigenous prisoners. In Elder-assisted hearings, those involved traditionally sit in a circle and an Elder is…

Parole Board of Canada hearings move to WebEx

The Parole Board of Canada announced this week that Parole Board of Canada hearings are moving to WebEx. Prior to COVID-19, hearings occurred in-person, with Board Members, parole officers, lawyers, and observers generally attending in-person. Since the pandemic began, hearings…

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