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Quebec government lawyers and notaries vote to strike

General unlimited strike set to begin Oct. 24. Members of the union representing 1,100 government lawyers and notaries have voted 84 per cent in favour of a general strike starting Oct. 24. "The signal from our members is clear," wrote union president Jean Denis in a statement. "The strike has become the only way to bring it back to the negotiating table."

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Publication date : 2016-10-12
Les avocats et notaires de l’État québécois votent pour la grève

Les avocats et notaires de l'État québécois et de l'Agence du revenu du Québec ont voté pour la tenue d'une grève générale illimitée, qui débutera le lundi 24 octobre. Le syndicat compte quelque 1100 membres au Québec et environ 97 pour cent d'entre eux seront en grève. Ils sont sans contrat de travail depuis plus d'un an et demi.

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Publication date : 2016-10-12
Crown prosecutors seek to skip conciliation step, move to strike option

Court backlog looms after 97% of Crown prosecutors reject latest contract offer from New Brunswick government. The union representing Crown prosecutors in New Brunswick wants the labour board to declare an impasse in contract negotiations with the province to give them the right to strike "sooner rather than later," likely before the end of the year.

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Publication date : 2016-09-01
Alberta’s Crown prosecutors seek injunction in Federal Court to relieve workload

The union representing federal Crown prosecutors is taking the unprecedented step of seeking an injunction in Federal Court to stop the Public Prosecution Service of Canada from requiring its members to staff bail hearings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) has also filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the prosecution service.

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Publication date : 2016-05-19
Despite one man’s SCC success little ground gained, says lawyer

Innocent people imprisoned because of the Crown's failure to disclose exculpatory evidence are likely to be left without state compensation in many cases because the Supreme Court has made it too difficult to obtain Charter damages, a lawyer warns.

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Publication date : 2015-05-15
B.C. mulls appeal of pay hike for judges

British Columbia is considering whether to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a judgment that orders the province to implement pay and pension improvements for its 150 judges.

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Publication date : 2015-04-23