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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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. This must be done fairly, excluding any notion of winning or losing.

Crown Prosecutors’ Policy Manual – Alberta Justice

Morhan said that while the mandatory sentence remains in force, it sets the bar higher for punishment of small growers. Plea and resolution discussions 2. The final determination regarding whether a privilege applies with respect to disclosure is the responsibility of counsel. In doing so, counsel shall exercise independent judgment and should consult with the Bureau to determine whether the prosecution is in the public interest.

Published February 22, Updated May 16, The Acts are designed to — among other objectives — maintain and encourage competition in Canada, and to provide consumers with competitive prices and product choices. In one case, the prosecution service asked for jail time for a man who prosecutiom a condition of his probation by possessing marijuana. Young and students participating in Osgoode Hall’s test-case program became involved in the case at the proecution of Raymond Morhan, a Barrie, Ont.

Canadian courts have struck down several mandatory minimums passed by the Conservative government. Story continues below advertisement. Usually officers are present and provide assistance to prosecutors at plea and sentencing negotiations.

In all prosecutions, the Bureau will be responsible for ensuring timely and complete disclosure in deskbolk with the Advisory Note on Disclosure. A standard immunity agreement form or plea agreement form must be used in this regard.

This review ;rosecution a crucial component of the exercise of independent prosecutorial discretion. Young said growing marijuana next door to his child’s room is not a serious enough transgression to justify a jail sentence. 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 Prosecuution, counsel must consult the Bureau prior to making a determination that has an impact on the costs of disclosure e.


Counsel assigned to the file will ensure that they update one another as to developments. Under the direction of the Commissioner, officers exercise full discretion with respect to the conduct of investigations.

But you want to tell him ‘No, you can’t do it. 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. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. This consultation should be ongoing so that the Bureau fully appreciates how the negotiations have been conducted in order that it can make a more informed recommendation.

Morris’s will be more of a regulatory esrvice than a crime — like fishing without a license. Such notice shall be given by either the Commissioner of Competition or the Deputy Director. Morris who sought help launching a constitutional challenge.

On drug offences, the book says prosecutors should stick with the mandatory sentence where it is supported by the facts and, as a general rule, not discard the minimum to achieve a plea bargain. Criminal justice process for youth. The PPSC ensures srvice a consistent national approach is taken to issues arising in prosecutions under the Acts. A refusal by a prosecutor to vederal a procedure, where approval by the Prosecutjon is required, will be explained to the Bureau.

Whereas it is understood that effective collaboration can be based only on a clear understanding of one another’s roles, mutual respect, and trust. Purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding and governing principles 1. But the prosecution service is still seeking the same length of ddeskbook set out in the minimum. Counsel will consult the Bureau to elicit its views as to the appropriateness of any proposed plea and sentence or other resolution, and will consider the Bureau’s comments.



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Roles and responsibilities at the investigative stage Bureau: Counsel will provide an explanation of these decisions to the Bureau, if requested. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. The lead officer and assigned counsel will be one another’s primary point of contact on the file and will keep one another updated as to developments.

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Young said he intends to argue that the court challenge should still be heard. A Code of Conduct for Crown Prosecutors and a series of guidelines and practice memoranda has been created.

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Follow Sean Fine on Twitter seanfineglobe. Sean Fine Justice Reporter. Whereas the Parties recognize that their roles are interdependent and they need to work together in close consultation in support of one another’s mandates.

Federal prosecutors are also taking a hard line on possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Counsel may attend witness interviews as needed. Deskboo the Parties agree as follows: Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University, has created a consulting company that has been hired by Washington State’s liquor board to help it develop a framework for selling legal cannabis.

And they continue to seek criminal records, and sometimes jail time, for people charged with simple possession of marijuana for their own use.