attorney general;independence;proscutions;shawcross

L'Affaire SNC-Lavalin: The Public Law Principles

L'Affaire SNC-Lavalin: The Public Law Principles

I post this morning on the issue of: the role of the Attorney General in criminal prosecutions. The context: the Globe and Mail reported on Thursday, February 7. This post discusses the constitutional convention governing prosecutorial independence and also the now-famous “Shawcross” principle.