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LARRY HAIVEN: Government’s offer to prosecutors amounts to wage cut
LARRY HAIVEN: Government’s offer to prosecutors amounts to wage cut

The recent Crown attorneys dispute is a conflict on several fronts. The battlefield is public opinion. It’s a war of words. 

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Publication date : 2019-11-02
Wins and losses for justice system in UCP budget
Wins and losses for justice system in UCP budget

Rural crime strategy fuels funding injections for Alberta Justice in new budget

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Publication date : 2019-10-25
N.S. government to return to talks with Crowns, as controversial law paused
N.S. government to return to talks with Crowns, as controversial law paused

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government today held off on enacting legislation that would have forced striking Crowns back to work, promising to return to the negotiating table next week.

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Publication date : 2019-10-25
Province withdraws request for emergency order to end N.S. Crown attorneys’ strike
Province withdraws request for emergency order to end N.S. Crown attorneys’ strike

The province passed a law Friday to declare the prosecutors an essential service, but it was not proclaimed.

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Publication date : 2019-10-25
Judge to hear application to end Crown prosecutors strike on Friday
Judge to hear application to end Crown prosecutors strike on Friday

Crowns walked off the job Wednesday in protest of Bill 203.

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Publication date : 2019-10-24
N.S. government files for injunction to try to end Crown attorneys’ strike
N.S. government files for injunction to try to end Crown attorneys’ strike

Government sprang Bill 203 on prosecutors last week after two sides failed to reach agreement.

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Publication date : 2019-10-23

Rick Woodburn

President, Canadian Association of Crown Counsel

 

Rick is a Senior Crown Attorney currently practicing as a front line prosecutor with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. He began his prosecuting career right out of law school for the Halifax Regional Municipality, and shortly thereafter, he moved to the Public Prosecution Service.

 

As a member of the Nova Scotia Crown Attorneys’ Association (NSCAA), Rick became Vice President in 2002 and became President shortly thereafter. He remained President until 2013, and continued to lead the NSCAA Bargaining Committee to the completion of its first Employment Agreement in 2014.


Further to his role in the NSCAA, Rick has been involved in the Canadian Association of Crown Counsel for the past 10 years. He has had the pleasure of serving as Vice President for two years, before becoming President in 2012.


Rick holds a B.A. and a Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University Law School.