QUÉBEC CITY, July 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At the most recent meeting of
its members, held in Saskatoon, the Canadian Association of Crown
Counsel (CACC) presented its prestigious Dennis Theman Award jointly to the Association des jurists de l'État (AJE), which
represents most lawyers and notaries in Québec'ss public and
para-public sectors, and the Association des procureurs aux poursuites
criminelles et pénales (APPCP), which represents the province's Crown
prosecutors. The two Québec associations, which recently signed new
agreements introducing significant improvements to their members'
working conditions at the end of a long, harsh and highly mediatized
labour dispute, were honoured for their perseverance, determination,
unshakeable strength and unity.
The CACC, which represents the interests of most of Canada's Crown
prosecutors and Crown counsel, introduced the Dennis Theman Award to recognize, honour and celebrate the work of devoted Crown prosecutors
and Crown counsel who have shown outstanding dedication to their roles
and who have given exceptional support to and promoted and defended the
interests of their fellow prosecutors and counsel. At the Award
ceremony, the CACC President, Rick Woodburn, observed that the AJE and
the APPCP now serve as models for the members of Canada's other
associations of Crown prosecutors and counsel. "These two organizations exemplify the values that the Canadian
Association is built upon, while maintaining their individuality. They
are unique examples of how unity can work to achieve the impossible
As for the presidents of the recipient associations, Christian Leblanc
(APPCP) and Sébastien Rochette (AJE), they thanked the CACC for its
unflagging support, and expressed gratitude to the members of their
respective associations for their efforts and determination during
their historic battle for recognition of their profession's value in
the public and para-public sectors.
Who are the CACC, the AJE and the APPCP?
The CACC, presided by Rick Woodburn, brings together the associations of
Crown counsel and/or Crown prosecutors from the ten Canadian provinces
and from the federal government (http://www.cacc-acje.ca/fr/index.php/).
The APPCP, presided by Christian Leblanc, represents criminal
prosecutors (Crown prosecutors) in Québec (roughly 550 members) (http://www.procureurs.ca).
The AJE, presided by Sébastien Rochette, is accredited to represent the
lawyers and notaries employed by Québec Government departments and
numerous public agencies. It has six negotiation units: the Civil
Service, the Agence du Revenu, the Autorité des marchés financiers,
Investissement Québec, the Québec Ombudsman and the Régie de l'énergie
(roughly 1,150 members) (https://www.aje-qc.org/)
SOURCE: Association des juristes de l'État (AJE)
For further information:
Mrs Angèle Pelletier