Landmarks across Canada are lighting up for Duty Counsel Day and our legal rights

From the Burrard Street Bridge to Niagara Falls to Halifax City Hall, Canada will shine red on October 27

Iconic landmarks across the country will be lit up in red on Wednesday, Oct. 27 to commemorate Canada’s first Duty Counsel Day.

Initiated by Canada’s 13 legal aid associations, 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. Our right to legal representation is as Canadian as universal healthcare.

Participating landmarks include:

  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Vancouver Burrard Street Bridge
  • Edmonton High Level Bridge
  • Saskatoon Prairie Wind structure (at River landing outside Remai Modern)
  • Toronto CN Tower
  • Hamilton Signature Sign
  • Niagara Falls
  • New Glasgow Square
  • Halifax City Hall
  • Bay of Fundy Discovery Site in Truro
  • Colchester Administration Building, Nova Scotia