Former attorney general of Ontario
As attorney general of Ontario, Yasir Naqvi launched a plan to modernize Ontario’s justice system with the Digital Justice Action Plan. He was responsible for launching a website in December of 2017 to file civil claims in Ontario. Prior to his role as attorney general, Naqvi served as minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, where he introduced the Strategy for a Safer Ontario, the government’s plan for building safer and stronger communities across the province. Before that, he was the minister of labour, where he increased the minimum wage, brought forth new protections for vulnerable workers and improved workplace safety measures. Naqvi instituted wireless internet for courtrooms and the use of email and text for jury summons and some online divorce filings. Naqvi lost the Ottawa riding he held for 10 years in the recent provincial election, along with many of his fellow Liberal MPPs.
WHAT VOTERS HAD TO SAY:
“Great leadership on modernization of the justice system.”
“In a short period in government, he has profoundly affected the progressive aspects of the administration of justice in many critical aspects.”
“Listens closely to the community voice.”