MEDIA RELEASE COVID-19 slowed the criminal justice system, but it never shut down prosecutors say; It’s intact and will gear up again when BC’s courthouses increase operations VANCOUVER, B.C. (May 28, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic has not caused the criminal justice system to cease operating. Although Courts in British Columbia have temporarily suspended regular operations, […]
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Four of your BC Crown Counsel Association Directors made the trip across the country to attend two days of meetings. The meetings were attended by all of the criminal and civil associations of Canada except for PEI. On the first day, the Attorney General of Newfoundland & Labrador welcomed and thanked us for the important […]
The theme of the conference was “Prosecution in the Public Interest” and the conference attracted 450 delegates from over 90 countries to the Beijing Hotel, the conference centre close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. British Columbia was represented by Wendy Stephen, an IAP senator; Nicola Mahaffy, an IAP executive committee member (elected as […]
CACC MEETINGS APRIL 6 & 7, 2017 OTTAWA ONTARIO The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel (“CACC”) is the national association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers. Meetings are held bi-annually. On behalf of the BC Crown Counsel Association, directors Jennifer Lopes, Jennifer Johnston, and I attended the spring meeting in […]
CACC MEETINGS OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2016 FREDERICTON NEW BRUNSWICK The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel (CACC) is the national association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers. Meetings are held bi-annually. On behalf of the BC Crown Counsel Association, directors Jennifer Lopes, Mike Fortino, and I attended the fall meetings […]
The BCCCA was invited to appear before the Committee as they wanted to hear our views on the subject of court delays. An interim report had been released entitled Delaying Justice is Denying Justice: An Urgent Need to Address Lengthy Court Delays in Canada. That report informed the BCCCA of the relevant topics that the […]
Quebec Strike I and other association presidents from across the country went to Quebec City to support the Quebec civil lawyers (LANEQ) in their strike. A rally occurred on October 27, 2016, whereby the association presidents were front and center with the LANEQ President and the Canadian Association of Crown Counsel President, who both gave […]
IAP Global Forum Lisbon, Portugal May 31 – June 2, 2016 The theme of the 2nd Annual IAP Global Forum was Guaranteeing the Independence of the Prosecutor. The forum commenced with a welcome reception on May 31st at the Tivoli Hotel. The reception was well attended and provided an opportunity for participants to interact and […]