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198 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE 11. Supra note 8. 12. Interview of Judge Marion Buller at the Provincial Courthouse in Port Coquitlam (25 September 2014). In New Westminster’s First Nations Court, the majority of healing plans are 12 to 18 months. However, they can range from one month to two years. 13. See Larry Chartrand, “The Appropriateness of the Lawyer as Advocate in Contemporary Aboriginal Justice Initiatives” (1992) 33:4 Alta L Rev 877. The University of Ottawa professor argues that counsel must act as mediators during circle sentencing and relinquish their role as advocates. 14. Supra note 12. There are no publicly available recidivism rates. The Crown believes that “someone in Victoria” is measuring the effectiveness of the Court. In a 2008 interview, Chief Judge Hugh Stansfield confirmed that the productivity of the Court is being monitored. See Pete McMartin, “Native Court in New West Tests Holistic Remedy”, Vancouver Sun (15 February 2008), online: PressReader <https: //www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/ 20080215/281801394654018>. 15. Supra note 12. 16. Interview and survey of anonymous elders at the New Westminster Courthouse (23 October to 20 November 2014). t t t t t ϯϯƌĚŶŶƵĂůd^LJŵƉŽƐŝƵŵͶWƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ:ŽŝŶƚůLJǁŝƚŚd͗ ͞KŶƚŚĞĚŐĞďĞƚǁĞĞŶ^ĞĂĂŶĚ^ŬLJ͕EĞǁ,ŽƌŝnjŽŶƐŽŶĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟǀĞ:ƵƐƟĐĞ͟ DĂLJϮϴ-ϯϬ͕ϮϬϭϳͶ^ŚĞƌĂƚŽŶsĂŶĐŽƵǀĞƌtĂůůĞŶƚƌĞ͕sĂŶĐŽƵǀĞƌ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ďĐĐĂƚ͘ŶĞƚ


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