Province Should Act to Correct Interpreter Shortage

Posted on: May 17th, 2014 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Orangeville lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar says a systemic shortage of interpreters in this province’s court system underscores the need for Ontario’s Attorney General to act quickly to begin putting adequate resources in place.
“You’re going to wind up having multiple adjournments due to the fact that interpreters are not available, which may prolong proceedings indefinitely,” she tells

She also notes the government could make court work more attractive for existing interpreters as a way to bolster the current roster of qualified ones.

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