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Court rules Quebec’s back-to-work legislation unconstitutional
Court rules Quebec’s back-to-work legislation unconstitutional

A Quebec court ruling that declared unconstitutional a special law that forced provincial government lawyers and notaries to put a halt to the longest Canadian strike by public civil servants may give them much needed ammunition to persuade the government to introduce binding arbitration, according to legal experts.

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Publication date : 2019-10-02
Global News Investigates: Almost half of Edmonton criminal cases ultimately withdrawn

Nearly 50 per cent of cases where Edmonton police lay charges are ultimately withdrawn by Crown prosecutors.

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Publication date : 2019-09-30
Preliminary hearings dropped in effort to speed up courts; lawyers say it will have opposite effect
Preliminary hearings dropped in effort to speed up courts; lawyers say it will have opposite effect

As of Thursday, only those facing a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison or longer will be eligible for a preliminary inquiry, a legal proceeding in which a judge determines whether there is enough evidence to send a case to trial. Under the new federal legislation, preliminary hearings will not be held for many serious charges, such as sexual assault, assault with a weapon, major theft and most firearms offences.

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Publication date : 2019-09-19
Alberta courts face uncertainty as justice bill scales back preliminary inquiries
Alberta courts face uncertainty as justice bill scales back preliminary inquiries

Fewer people facing criminal charges will be eligible for preliminary inquiries prior to trial when a controversial portion of the Liberal justice bill goes into effect this month.

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Publication date : 2019-09-16
Red Deer’s court system under stress from many sides
Red Deer’s court system under stress from many sides

Shortage of Crown prosecutors not only challenge in courts, says former prosecutor.

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Publication date : 2019-07-26
Hundreds of Calgarians charged with crimes walk free due to lack of prosecutors
Hundreds of Calgarians charged with crimes walk free due to lack of prosecutors

Average of 5-15 low complexity trials dumped every week

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Publication date : 2019-07-22

About the CACC


The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel is the national Association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers. It contributes to helping governments and the public understand issues involving Crown prosecutors in the criminal justice system and Crown civil lawyers in the civil justice system. It addresses issues of Crown lawyers concerning conditions of employment and working conditions and promotes and encourages the professional development of Crown Counsels. Members include representatives of Associations representing criminal and civil crown lawyers from the ten provinces and from the federal government.





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LANEQ Strike :

October 2016 - The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel supports Les avocats et notaires de l'État québécois (LANEQ) in their efforts with the Quebec government.

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