Jean-Charles Coutu
Abitibi-Témiscamingue

 

Judge Jean-Charles Coutu dedicated 20 years of his life to improving access to justice and legal services for the Inuit and the Cree Indians of Québec. His great concern for human rights led him to work towards more freedom and fairness in society. Judge Coutu is a known expert in Native affairs who has spoken at many conferences throughout Québec and the rest of Canada and abroad about his views on possible legal administration in Aboriginal communities.

The Minister of Justice, Gil Rémillard, presenting the 1993 Prix de la justice medal to Judge Jean-Charles Coutu.

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