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Petition to the Minister of Justice

Whereas:
  • There are significant Court backlogs across Canada;
  • The backlogs have been made significantly worse by the failure of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to fill judicial vacancies;
  • As a result of the Minister of Justice and Attorney Generals of Canada's inaction, accused individuals are having their charges stayed or even dismissed as a result of long delays;
  • One such matter at risk of being stayed or dismissed is the alleged double murder case involving victims Taliyah Marsman and Sara Baillie, and the accused Edward Downey; and
  • Without immediate action by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, criminal cases will continue to be dismissed from our Court system.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to immediately fulfill her responsibilities and fill judicial vacancies without delay.

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