Advocating or lobbying is an integral, central element in democracy and developing public policy. The AJC advocates on behalf of our members to the federal government, policy makers, members of parliament and Canadians to increase the understanding of the essential service Crown counsel perform.
AJC also partners with other national and provincial organizations that share common goals to improvement of conditions of employment for Crown counsel and negotiate with the employer with respect to all matters affecting terms and conditions of employment, including compensation.
- AJC's position on Bill C-75 , an Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts - Appearance before Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) on September 26th 2018 and before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on May 14th 2019.
- AJC's position on Bill C-62, an Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts. - Appearance before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) on April 25th 2018.
- AJC's position on Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault) before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO) on April 11th, 2017
- AJC's position on Bill C-377 - Appearance before the Senate Committee (April 23, 2015)
- AJC's position on Bill-C4 - Submission to House of Commons Finance Committee (November 26, 2013)
- AJC's position on the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10)
- AJC's response to Budget 2011 and its impact on DOJ
- Professionals Serving Canadians Coalition (including AJC) position on the 2012 Budget