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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
COVID-compliant courts aim to clear backlog of jury trials

Canada’s wheels of justice have slowed down during the pandemic, as court cases and the legal system reckon with COVID-19 concerns. As Ross Lord reports, jury trials are trying to stage a comeback while adjusting to a new reality.

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Date de parution : 2021-04-04
Crown attorneys to challenge letters of reprimand over October walkout
Crown attorneys to challenge letters of reprimand over October walkout

Sixty-one Nova Scotia Crown attorneys who walked off the job in October to protest legislation revoking their right to binding arbitration are challenging the discipline against them. Each Crown received a letter in April from Laura Lee Langley, Nova Scotia's public service commissioner, that will go into each of their personnel folders. The Crowns are seeking a judicial review of the discipline.

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Date de parution : 2020-07-09
Ottawa to allow federal bureaucrats to work from home if possible to prevent coronavirus spread
Ottawa to allow federal bureaucrats to work from home if possible to prevent coronavirus spread

The roughly 300,000 federal employees will be told to stay away from their offices throughout the country as long as their job allows it.

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Date de parution : 2020-03-13
Les procureurs insultés par l’offre salariale du gouvernement
Prosecutors Insulted by Government Salary Offer

Les procureurs de la Couronne québécois jugent incompréhensible le rejet d’un rapport indépendant sur leur rémunération…

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Date de parution : 2020-02-20

Prince Edward Island Crown Attorneys Association (PEICAA)


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John Diamond, QC
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