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Alberta: Prioritizing high-quality prosecution services

02-05-2022

Alberta’s government has approved market adjustments for Alberta’s Crown prosecutors as part of prioritizing high-quality prosecutions.

 

To address issues raised by the Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association, Alberta’s government met with the association throughout April to determine a path forward. As prosecutor pay was an issue, a comprehensive analysis of market rates across the country was completed. It showed that prosecutor compensation was noticeably lower in Alberta.

 

As a result, 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.

 

Over the next few months, the government will engage with the Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association on a framework to build a strong working relationship. Additional supports for Crown prosecutors will be explored, including looking at the possibility of dedicated on-call mental health professionals who specialize in trauma and post-traumatic stress.

 

“I want to extend my thanks to Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association for their advocacy on behalf of Alberta’s Crown prosecutors. Paying Alberta’s Crown prosecutors a market rate is critical to ensuring that we have the best and brightest on the job conducting criminal prosecutions on behalf of Albertans.”

               Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

 

“We are focused on bringing our per capita spending in line with other provinces. That also means ensuring salaries in the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service are competitive so we can retain and attract the most experienced and capable prosecutors to keep criminal matters moving through the courts and ensure our justice system serves Albertans.”

               Travis Toews, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

 

 

Quick facts

 

The new salary grid is in addition to other recent steps to make Alberta’s Crown prosecutor salaries competitive:

 

To help prosecutors with their workload, Alberta’s government committed to hiring 50 new Crown prosecutors and created the 50 positions needed to meet our commitment:

 

While courts across the country face more cases than time and resources to quickly hear them, Alberta is taking action to address the backlog in general and the workload of prosecutors:

 

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