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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Crown Prosecutors’ Policy Manual – Alberta Justice

As such, these concepts and principles form the foundation of the more specific policy documents that guide Crown prosecutors in fulfilling these duties and responsibilities. Six months is the length of the mandatory minimum sentence the Stephen Harper government created for growing six to plants for desbook purpose of selling marijuana.

Thank you for your patience. Report an error Editorial code of conduct. The shared information can be used only for the specific purpose for which it is provided, and will not be passed on to any third party without the written consent of the Party from whom it originated. Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Federal prosecutors are also taking a hard line on possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. A standard immunity agreement form prosecition plea agreement form must be used in this regard.

Once marijuana use is legalized and regulations are created for government-authorized growing and selling, behaviour such as Mr. They also determine the structure, scope, and duration of those investigations, and the means to be used to carry them out.

This review is a crucial component of the exercise of independent prosecutorial discretion.

As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana xervice, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in their home to sell to others, sending a tough-on-drugs message that some say is at odds with the new approach.

In a case in Victoria Harbour, Ont.

The preparation of witness interviews. The Acts are designed to — among other objectives — maintain and encourage competition in Canada, and to provide consumers with competitive prices and product choices.


Counsel will review information to obtain search warrants, production orders, sealing orders and wiretap authorizations, among other applications. This document describes concepts and principles that are at the very core of the considerable public duties and responsibilities of all Crown prosecutors. I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Follow Sean Fine on Twitter seanfineglobe. They are responsible for identifying the object and targets of an investigation.

If the legal advice is to be provided in the form of a written legal opinion, counsel should consult with the officer before the opinion is finalized so as to ensure that all relevant facts have been set out and all relevant legal issues have been considered and answered. Confidentiality and security of information 6. Read most recent letters to the editor.

Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. In one case, the prosecution service asked for jail time for a man who violated a condition of his probation by possessing marijuana. Roles and responsibilities at the investigative stage Bureau: Broadly speaking, federal prosecutors carry out the criminal litigation responsibilities on behalf of the DPPnamely, the prosecution of infractions and all prosecution-related functions.

Morhan said that while the mandatory sentence remains in force, it sets the bar higher for punishment of small growers. Counsel must ensure that the conduct meets the standards articulated by the FPS Deskbook.

More specifically, they will: The Crown Prosecutors’ Manual does not have the status of law. Click here to subscribe. Counsel shall determine the sufficiency of evidence and evaluate whether a prosecution is in the public interest.

In all prosecutions, the Bureau will be responsible for ensuring timely and complete disclosure in accordance with the Advisory Note on Disclosure.

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Even so, the prosecution service maintains it is applying the same rules after the election as it did before.

Story continues below advertisement. Criminal prosecutions Alberta Justice Website. Morris lost his job because of the criminal charge, and then lost his home. A refusal by a prosecutor to adopt a procedure, where approval by the PPSC is required, will be explained to the Bureau.


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Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University, has created a consulting company deskvook has been hired by Washington State’s liquor board to help deskbbook develop a framework for selling legal cannabis.

He accuses the prosecution service of trying to shield the mandatory minimum. But the prosecution service is still seeking the same length of time set out in the minimum. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

The PPSC ensures that a consistent national approach is taken to issues arising in prosecutions under the Acts. The above information should be provided to counsel in writing to prevent any misunderstanding. Plea and resolution discussions 2. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

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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.

They organize the information and evidence collected over the course of an investigation, in anticipation of litigation and with a view to the Crown’s disclosure obligation in accordance with the Briefing Note on Disclosure and with any other directive or guideline of the DPP. The final determination regarding whether a privilege applies with respect to disclosure is the responsibility of counsel.