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    Minister Doug Schweitzer

    Doug Schweitzer was sworn in as minister of Justice and Solicitor General on April 30, 2019.

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Image of Justice Minister and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer shaking hands with an RCMP officer in Leduc County.

Alberta is adding more than 500 RCMP positions in rural communities and fostering new public safety partnerships with municipalities.

Alberta is strengthening protections for law-abiding Albertans and their property to help combat rural crime.

Key information

Our responsibilities

Promoting safe communities by:

  • providing custodial and community supervision
  • prosecuting serious and violent crime cases

Improving access to justice by:

  • sharing information to help resolve legal issues
  • providing legal representation for those in need

Providing legal and strategic services to government by:

  • representing ministries in matters before the courts and tribunals
  • drafting public government bills, regulations and Orders in Council

In focus

Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
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Report a poacher

Play a role in protecting our fish and wildlife resources and natural surroundings by reporting suspicious or illegal activity.

Rural Crime Announcement

The province is standing up for rural Albertans by acting on concerns to deter crime, reinforce property rights and give victims a stronger voice in the justice system.

Latest news

  • Jun 01, 2020

    Alberta’s government is introducing legislation to create an Alberta Parole Board to ensure our province has a fairer, faster and more responsive justice system that reflects the values of Albertans and meets the needs of our communities.

  • May 28, 2020

    Bill 16 expands the scope of the Victims of Crime Fund to ensure victims have the support they need, and to promote public safety and prevent crime.

  • May 19, 2020

    The government’s newly appointed Human Trafficking Task Force will find ways to prevent human trafficking and protect and empower survivors.

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