Province

Government says it plans to address court backlog

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Government of Alberta said last week it plans to make a new investment in the justice system to hire 35 Crown prosecutors and an additional 30 support staff, a move it says will add to the 15 Crown prosecutors currently being recruited. There are currently 310 Crown prosecutors which would increase to 360 over the next year, including those who appear at first instance bail hearings. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Our justice system is failing Albertans

Reading Time: 2 minutesCrime is rising across our province. In 2015 alone, it went up 18 per cent across Alberta, including a 12 per cent rise in violent crimes.

And now trials of accused criminals are being stayed because of mismanagement and a lack of resources in our courts. […]