Parsons’ Independent Review

A review of the Rehteah Parsons’ case was announced in August 2013. The review has since been postponed until the court proceedings related to the case are finished.

The review will:

  • look at the impact of technology on young people, their families, their interaction with the justice system and police investigations; and
  • focus on the police and Public Prosecution Services' handling of the Parsons’ case and related policies and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements to the justice system.

Read the full terms of reference for the review.

Murray Segal has been selected to conduct this review. Mr. Segal has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, consultant, mediator and advisor to governments. He is the former deputy attorney general of Ontario and the former chief prosecutor of Ontario. Mr. Segal can be reached at