The Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook Cover. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Archived Content. Archived material is published for. Department of Justice Canada’s Internet site. TABLE OF CASES.

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In the event of a request for disclosure of information under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Actthe Party receiving the request agrees to consult with the ot her Party.

Young said he intends to argue that the court challenge should still be heard. This should only take a few moments. Follow Sean Fine on Twitter seanfineglobe. The prosecution service said in response to e-mailed questions from The Globe and Mail that it follows practices outlined in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook, published in As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana use, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in their home to sell to others, serviice a tough-on-drugs message that some say is at odds with the new approach.

Toronto-area woman at centre of court fight over brain death has died, family says. We hope to have this fixed soon. Sean Fine Justice Reporter. Morris who sought help launching a constitutional challenge.

Where more than one counsel is assigned to the file, a lead counsel will be designated. He accuses the prosecution service of trying to shield the mandatory minimum.

More specifically, they will: The shared information can be used only for the specific purpose for which fedegal is provided, and will not be passed on to any third party without the written consent of the Party from whom it originated. The final responsibility for reviewing disclosure and lrosecution the information to be disclosed lies with counsel. Whereas the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP and the Commissioner of Competition Commissionerthe Parties deskbiok this Memorandum of Understanding the Partieshave separate responsibilities within the criminal justice system of Canada, each Party recognizing the other’s independence in performing their respective functions and duties.

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A refusal by a prosecutor to adopt a procedure, where approval by the PPSC is required, will be explained to the Bureau.

Counsel will provide an explanation of these decisions to the Bureau, if requested. Federal prosecutors are also taking a hard line on possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Crown Prosecutors’ Policy Manual – Alberta Justice

Six months is the length of the mandatory minimum sentence the Stephen Harper government created for growing six to plants for the purpose of selling marijuana. Whereas the Commissioner carries out her responsibilities with the support of the Competition Bureau Bureauwhich is composed of authorized representatives, including managers, competition law officers officersand support staff.

The ultimate determination of relevance is up to counsel; Be available to review with counsel the facts of the case and disclosure issues; Take all necessary steps to ensure the availability of witnesses; Attend pre-trial interviews of prospective witnesses by counsel, and keep notes of such interviews for disclosure purposes; Attend court proceedings, when required; Carry out additional investigative tasks that are reasonably required by counsel.


Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their federla to engage with comments. The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.

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Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms

Counsel may attend witness interviews as needed. The preparation of witness interviews. Table of Contents Part I: Updates to the Crown Prosecutor’s Manual will be posted on this site as they are available. Counsel may also suggest modifications for the sake of clarity or accuracy, and assist in processing such applications.

Any request of an officer on any legal issue likely to impact an investigation or any subsequent prosecution. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail.

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The Osgoode team wrote a page legal document arguing that the courts should rule the mandatory minimum cruel and unusual punishment, and therefore unconstitutional, taking it off the books.

If these officials are unable to resolve the dispute, it shall be referred to the Srevice of Competition, and the Deputy Director for resolution. Canadian courts have struck down several mandatory minimums passed by the Conservative government.