Poor criminal justice system ranking a product of NWT’s high crime rate: lawyer

by Brendan Burke - March 12, 2018

Shortcomings in NWT’s criminal justice system – outlined in a recent national report – are unsurprising symptoms of the territory’s high rates of crime, says a Yellowknife-based lawyer. “Everything sort of spirals from the crime rate,” said defence attorney Peter Harte. Last week, independent think-tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute released its second annual criminal justice report…

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