A More Expedient Administration of Justice
Resolution #90: A More Expedient Administration of Justice (Official French version)
Québec has a very important role in administering justice. This mission, which is essential for the government, has experienced throughout the years its share of budgetary restrictions by Québec governments, who have chosen to administer justice according to the impulse of their budgetary allocations. In playing this dangerous game, these governments have failed on all levels. The results are obvious to all. Our investigators are not up to the task. The lawyers who work for the Attorney General, who represents the public interest, are crushed by the workload. Several crimes are not considered serious enough for us to prosecute those who have perpetrated them. Accused are released because it takes too much time to prosecute them.
A CPQ government adheres to the principle of equality of individuals, meaning the equality of all before the law, and the responsibility of individuals. Laws exist for all, and all must comply and benefit, or suffer the consequences. A CPQ government believes in everyone's fundamental right to personal security and security of personal property; and to ensure this we must be firmer in the administration of justice and of public safety. We will allocate to the Justice Department the resources necessary to fulfill its mandate. Justice must be dissuasive. A CPQ government will accelerate the administration of justice.