Federal Government Losing Crown Prosecutors Over Poor Pay
The article, Scores of federal prosecutors quit over poor pay, explains that many prosecutors are leaving to work for provincial Attorney General or private offices where salaries are better.
All of this is happening as the federal government's anti-crime initiatives are having the effect of increasing the caseload that federal prosecutors face.
Those lawyers prosecute organized crime, terrorism, drug, environmental, fisheries, tax and war crimes cases.
The head of a new union representing rank-and-file federal prosecutors and civil lawyers states in the article that the prosecution service has lost 50 lawyers in the past 2 years, out of total of 460.