Attorney General fails Fort St. John

Re: 'Sex assault case against former MCFD manager dismissed due to time delay', Alaska Highway News, Jan. 20, 2021

The dismissal of this case is an unfortunate example of the current state of our provincial judicial system, which is overburdened with a backlog of cases.

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As much as this is a harrowing example of our overwhelmed judicial process, it is also a ringing indictment on our provincial government and Attorney General, who has failed to perform his primary responsibility of ensuring the resources are in place to deliver justice in communities across British Columbia.

Although COVID-19 has impacted so many aspects of our lives, I believe it is important to note that these delays unfolded before the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an inherent issue that has persisted in our judicial system since before the pandemic and will continue unless the Attorney General works to ensure proper judicial and prosecutorial resources are in place.

It is his job to ensure that all cases brought before a B.C. court are given the time and resources needed to be processed swiftly and fairly— so that justice can be served.

— MLA Dan Davies, Fort St. John

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