Monday, October 06, 2008

Federal Government Losing Crown Prosecutors Over Poor Pay

According to a front page article in today's Ottawa Citizen, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada is having trouble retaining federal prosecutors because pay conditions in many regions are not competitive.

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.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:19 pm


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