Earlier this year, Alberta’s government approved market adjustments to make the pay for Alberta’s Crown prosecutors competitive with other provinces and the federal prosecutor service.

Alberta’s government also committed to engaging further with the Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association (ACAA) to draft an agreement that would seek to address other key matters, such as mental health supports.

Over the past number of months, officials from the department of Justice and Solicitor General, Treasury Board and Finance, and representatives from the ACAA have been in discussions to finalize an agreement.

Early this week, an agreement was reached that both parties believe will promote stability and form the bedrock of a strong and enduring relationship between Alberta’s government and Alberta’s Crown prosecutors. ACAA will seek ratification of the agreement from their membership in the coming weeks.

“I want to thank officials from the civil service and representatives from the Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association, who worked tirelessly to land an agreement. This agreement is the first of its kind in Alberta and an important step forward for Alberta’s justice system.”

Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General