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Jurists on maternity leave win legal fight with Quebec

Quebec government lawyers and notaries, still on strike for more than four months, won a legal battle after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that the government discriminated against jurists on maternity leave.

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Publication date : 2017-02-21
Les juristes poursuivent leur grève malgré le changement de ton de Pierre Moreau

Ils se sont fait taxer d'intransigeants par le ministre Pierre Moreau, mardi matin, mais les juristes de l'État québécois persistent et signent. Au terme d'une assemblée générale extraordinaire qui a duré plus de cinq heures, ils ont décidé de poursuivre leur grève.

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Publication date : 2017-02-14
Court okays electoral bids by prosecutors

Seeking elected office may make a federal prosecutor's political affiliation publicly known, but that doesn't automatically impair her ability to do her job. That was the conclusion of the Federal Court of Appeal, in its recent ruling in favour of former prosecutor Emilie Taman.

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Publication date : 2017-01-30
Prosecutors say talks at ‘impasse’

Warning that underpaid and overworked federal prosecutors may bolt to the provinical Crowns, the union for 2,600 federal government lawyers has walked away from the bargaining table after almost three years of fruitless talks with Ottawa.

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Publication date : 2017-01-17
Lawyers top up war chest to face prolonged strike

A general strike by lawyers and notaries who work for the Quebec government shows no signs of abating as the province is remaining firm while the union has received the approval of the overwhelming majority of its members to shore up its war chest and prolong the work stoppage at least until the end of the year.

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Publication date : 2016-12-02
Ontario to hire more judges, prosecutors to tackle trial delays

Ontario has announced the biggest expansion of its criminal-justice system in more than two decades, two weeks after a judge scrapped a first-degree-murder charge because the accused had spent four years in jail waiting for his trial to be completed.

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Publication date : 2016-12-01

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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