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Alberta: Prioritizing high-quality prosecution services

Alberta’s government has approved market adjustments for Alberta’s Crown prosecutors as part of prioritizing high-quality prosecutions. Alberta’s Crown prosecutors will receive market adjustments to make their pay competitive with other provinces and the federal prosecution service. Now, Alberta will be able to attract new prosecutors and keep experienced prosecutors, which is critical to an effective criminal justice system.

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Date de parution : 2022-05-02
Statement by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association on the attack on Ukraine
Statement by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association on the attack on Ukraine

The CLA condemns the brutal, unjustified and unlawful invasion of Ukraine by the Russian State. International Law is clear. The brutal and unprovoked attack on the Ukraine breaches fundamental principles of international law. The loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure are appalling and a humanitarian outrage. 

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Date de parution : 2022-03-03
IAP Statement Regarding the Events in Ukraine and the Russian Federation

The International Association of Prosecutors joins the international community in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ordered by the President of the Russian Federation. This act violates both Ukraine’s sovereignty and international law. A state is prohibited from the use or threat of force against another state unless acting in self-defence or acting pursuant to a United Nations Security Council resolution. Neither of these two exceptions is applicable to Russia’s actions against Ukraine.

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Date de parution : 2022-03-01
B.C. risks losing top Crown prosecutors if it scraps existing salary structure, association warns
B.C. risks losing top Crown prosecutors if it scraps existing salary structure, association warns

The association representing Crown lawyers in B.C. says the province will be at risk of losing its most experienced prosecutors if it doesn't agree to keep their old salary structure intact. The warning from the B.C. Crown Counsel Association comes after a contract dispute between the lawyers and the province hit the two-year mark without a solution.

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Date de parution : 2022-02-10
N.S. court backlog worsening due to COVID and the 'Jordan ticker'
N.S. court backlog worsening due to COVID and the ‘Jordan ticker’

Every day, Crown attorneys in Nova Scotia walk into work with the "Jordan ticker" on their mind, as they sift through cases — from homicide to sexual assault — and try to determine which are at risk of being dropped. The number is alarmingly high, with 1,046 pending cases currently over the so-called Jordan threshold in provincial court — a 187 per cent increase from 364 cases in 2020.

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Date de parution : 2021-10-28
Autre victoire des juristes de l'État en Cour d'appel
Another victory for state lawyers in the Court of Appeal

Le syndicat des avocats et notaires de l’État vient de remporter une autre victoire, alors que la Cour d’appel a confirmé le jugement de la Cour supérieure qui avait invalidé la loi spéciale forçant leur retour au travail, à l’issue d’une longue grève en 2017. Les avocats et notaires de l’État québécois (LANEQ) avaient débrayé durant quatre mois, en 2016 et 2017, dans le cadre d’une difficile négociation pour renouveler leur convention collective avec le gouvernement du Québec.

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Date de parution : 2021-04-08

Saskatchewan Crown Attorneys Association (SCAA)


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Tyla Olenchuk
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Saskatchewan Crown Counsel Association (SCCA)


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Theodore Litowski
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