The Attorney General has a special role to play in advising Cabinet toensure the rule of law is maintainedand that Cabinet actionsare legally and constitutionally valid.An important part of the Crown's - and thus the Attorney General's - responsibility in conductingcriminal prosecutions is associated withthe responsibility to represent the public interest -which includes not only the community as a wholeandthe victim, butalso the accused.The Crown has a distinct responsibility to the court to present all the credible evidence available.
Responsibility for Court Administration (s. 5(c))
A key component of the Attorney General's responsibilities to ensure the administration of justice in the province
is the administration of the courts
and as a result the responsibility for maintaining liaison with the judiciary.
fundamental importance of the independence of the judiciary,
the responsibility for courts administration is often a very sensitive and delicate issue.Great care and respect for the principles of judicial independence must be exercised in this area.
means holding two contradictory beliefs simultaneously.
The Attorney General does not, however, direct or cause charges to be laid.While the Attorney General and the Attorney General's agents may provide legal advice to the police,the ultimate decision whether or not to lay charges is for the police.Once the charge is laid
the decision as to whether the prosecution should proceed,
and in what manner,isfor the Attorney General and the Crown Attorney.
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