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New court facilities in the District of Clare will officially be
opened at 11 o'clock Friday morning, by Justice Minister Jay
Abbass and Minister responsible for Acadian Affairs.

The new facility serves the provincial and family court sittings
for the District of Clare, and ensures that residents of the area
do not have to travel for court appearances. The facilities offer
more interview rooms for counsel and are wheelchair-accessible.

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice reached an agreement
with the municipality to relocate the court facilities to the
former Comeauville School. The province awarded the tender for
the $12,657 renovations to local company St. Mary's Bay
Construction. Renovations were completed in the spring of this
year, with the first sittings held in April.

"The opening of these facilities demonstrates the commitment of
the Department of Justice to the people of Clare," said Mr.
Gaudet. "These court facilities respond to the unique needs of
this community."


Contact: Michele McKinnon  902-424-6811

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