Quebec orders lawyers back to work

Crown prosecutors striking for higher salaries

Quebec’s legislature has ordered picketing Crown prosecutors to return to work after a two-week strike brought the provincial judicial system to a standstill. The government has imposed a six per cent raise over the next five years, but the province’s 1,500 lawyers and prosecutors say their wages are 40 per cent below the national average. Four senior Crown prosecutors and 24 deputies have resigned, though the province has refused to accept their resignations. The back-to-work order passed in the legislature with a 61-50 vote on Tuesday morning.

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