Landmarks across Canada are lighting up for Duty Counsel Day 2023

From The Bastion in Nanaimo and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal to the CN Tower, Canada will shine red to honour our legal rights.

Iconic landmarks across the country will be lit up in red on Friday, October 27 to commemorate Duty Counsel Day.

Initiated by Canada’s 13 legal aid associations in 2021, Duty Counsel Day is dedicated to creating awareness about the profound impact that duty counsel lawyers have on the lives of Canadians who are in contact with the justice system.

Duty counsel lawyers assist Canadians over 1.2 million times a year. From coast to coast to coast, they provide legal guidance in criminal law, family law, and immigration law. On the spot, at the courthouse or over the phone, duty counsel lawyers protect the legal rights of all Canadians – free of charge.

Why the colour red? Because red is Canada’s colour, and our right to legal representation is as Canadian as universal healthcare.

Participating landmarks include:

  • City of Nanaimo’s The Bastion, British Columbia
  • Saline Creek Pedestrian Bridge, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Shell Place Canopy, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • University of Alberta HUB Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Red Deer City Hall, Alberta
  • Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Québec
  • The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario
  • 3D Toronto Sign, Toronto, Ontario
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Fort Erie Peace Bridge, Ontario
  • Vaugh City Hall, Ontario
  • Guelph City Hall, Ontario
  • 3D Sign, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Schmon Tower, Brock University, St. Catherines
  • Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
  • The Big Fiddle, Nova Scotia