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Crowns face off with feds on workload

Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Complaining that their workload has reached “a crisis level,” federal prosecutors are seeking an interim injunction against having to work additional nights and weekends in Alberta’s bail courts.

At press time, the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) was to go before a Federal Court judge and argue its unprecedented application to enjoin the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) from compelling more than 50 Crowns in Edmonton and Calgary to staff bail courts by phone on a 24/7 basis — a new duty their union argues...