Tracy McLaughlin struggles with issues of secrecy in the court system and is a strong believer in the open court principal upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada. Yet, secrecy in the courts continues to exist. Many cases are decided and tried behind the closed doors of the judge's chambers with no one but the judge, the Crown and the defence lawyer present. In these columns she has voiced some of her opinions. Click on the links to read the published stories.

""An Open Justice system is an honest justice system"

Tracy McLaughlin - journalist
Once upon a time, in another time and another world, criminal trials began at sun up and ended at sun down. Maybe the ancient philosopher and lawmaker Solon had it right. Click to read more  in the Toronto Sun...