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Statement from Mayor Tara Veer on provincial announcement of 10 new positions for the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal

October 20, 2016 5:12 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

“Today’s announcement of 10 new provincial positions within the justice system acknowledges the seriousness of the inefficiencies and delays in our justice and legal system.”

“It is one of many steps needed to alleviate the strain and respond to the pressures on our local and regional judicial systems, which includes, but is not limited to a lack of court room space in Red Deer, and the ever increasing population numbers that our courtroom is required to serve.”

“We respect that the federal and provincial governments are taking this issue seriously. Locally, enforcement efforts are focused on addressing serious and violent crime in our community. It is our hope that the addition of these 10 new positions will increase capacity within our local courthouse, ensuring more charges are upheld by the judicial system as this is an important part of our enforcement efforts.”

“The City of Red Deer continues to advocate for expanded courthouse infrastructure for Red Deer and the region," said Mayor Tara Veer.

For more information, please contact:

Mayor Tara Veer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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