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Alberta announces new provincial court judges, but need more severe elsewhere: observers

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 9:27 AM | By Ian Burns

The Alberta government has announced the appointment of five new judges to the provincial court in order to address delay issues, but observers are saying the problem is much more prevalent elsewhere in the provincial judicial system.

Four of the new appointments are to new positions and one fills a vacancy on the bench. The government’s aim by filling the new positions is to help tackle court backlogs, which it says have been growing for decades. The 2018 budget included funding for not only the four...