Manitoba

Manitoba defence lawyers end 5-day job action

After five days of refusing to appear in bail courts across Manitoba, private defence lawyers have ended their job action.

Temporary walkout began on Monday

Roughly 150 private defence lawyers in Manitoba ended their job action on Friday. (Trevor Brine/CBC)

After five days of refusing to appear in bail courts across Manitoba, private defence lawyers have ended their job action.

The walkout was meant to be temporary, and the roughly 150 defence lawyers who participated wanted to minimize consequences to their clients, said Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba president Gerri Wiebe.

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