New federal bill to shorten court delays won’t work in the’ north says lawyer

In northern communities that don’t have the RCMP, witness statements, community testimony can be an important part of a case.

But what happens if there is no preliminary hearing?

That’s what one Yellowknife defence lawyer is speaking out against in the face of a new federal crime bill.

Video Journalist / Yellowknife

Charlotte joined APTN in January 2017 as a video journalist in Yellowknife, N.W.T.. Before coming to APTN she interned at CTV Lethbridge, earned her BA in feminist research from Western University and her obtained post-graduate in journalism at Humber College.