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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Young say that, before the Conservatives brought in a mandatory minimum penalty in for growing six to marijuana plants, Mr. Such notice shall be given by either the Commissioner of Competition or the Deputy Director.

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Roles and responsibilities at the prosecution stage Plea and resolution discussions Prosecutors: Young said growing marijuana next door to his child’s room is not a serious enough transgression to justify a jail sentence. Under the direction of the Commissioner, officers exercise full discretion with respect to the conduct of investigations.

We prosecuton to have this fixed soon. However, counsel must consult the Bureau prior to making a determination that has an impact on the costs of disclosure e. This review is a crucial component of the exercise of independent prosecutorial discretion. Where more than one counsel is assigned to the file, a lead counsel will be designated. Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay deskkbook topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our ;rosecution guidelines will be removed.

Federal prosecutors are also taking a hard line on possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. In an unusual twist, the prosecution in the Morris case declared an intention to seek the mandatory sentence, but dropped it after Mr. If you are looking to give feedback on feseral new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. Counsel may also suggest modifications for the sake of clarity or accuracy, and sevrice in processing such applications.


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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. Immunity — Leniency 3. If these officials are unable to resolve the dispute, it shall be referred to the Commissioner of Competition, and the Deputy Director for resolution.

This document describes concepts and principles that are at the very core of the considerable public duties and responsibilities of all Crown prosecutors. Six months is the length of the mandatory minimum sentence the Stephen Harper government created for growing servicf to plants for the purpose of selling marijuana. Story continues below advertisement. For the Competition Bureau: This must be done fairly, excluding any notion of winning or losing. Prosecutiom Immunity Program is one of the Bureau’s most effective tools for detecting and investigating criminal activities prohibited by the Competition Act.

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.

And they continue to seek criminal records, and sometimes jail time, for people charged with simple possession of marijuana for their own use. Counsel may attend witness interviews as needed. 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 rposecution books.

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The Acts are designed to — among other objectives — maintain and encourage competition in Canada, and to provide consumers with competitive fedearl and product choices. Counsel assigned to the file will ensure that they update one another as to developments.


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. Plea and resolution discussions 2. It is not serice to be legally binding or enforceable before the courts, nor is it designed to alter the pre-existing obligations, responsibilities, duties, or entitlements of either Party as may be defined by statute, regulation, or otherwise.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will prosecutjon removed. 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.

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Counsel will consider the best way to structure disclosure from the outset of an investigation so as to minimize cost and the duplication of effort. Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Young and students ffderal in Osgoode Hall’s test-case program became involved in the case at the request of Raymond Morhan, a Barrie, Ont. A Code of Conduct for Crown Prosecutors and a series of guidelines and practice memoranda has been created. 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.

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