June 27, 2008
For immediate release
Attorney General Hosts Atlantic Ministers Responsible for Justice
Office of the Attorney General
Minister Greenan led roundtable updates and discussion of issues including legal aid, organized crime, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and an Atlantic study of cost impacts of new federal legislation.
The Ministers learned about recommendations from a Task Force on Criminal Justice Efficiencies aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing delays in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act in Nova Scotia, Cross Border Policing Acts in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Access to Family Justice Task Force.
“The meeting was very informative and we discussed a number of common issues,” said PEI Attorney General Gerard Greenan.
Other topics discussed included RCMP training in Atlantic Canada, enhancement of services at the RCMP crime lab in Halifax, and a potential Maritime-wide Public Safety Radio System. In addition, the Ministers toured the Atlantic Police Academy in Slemon Park.