Federal justice minister pledges to appoint more judges 'in the near future'

HALIFAX - Canada's justice minister says she's poised to appoint a number of new judges to the bench following criticism from Alberta, where a first-degree murder charge was stayed because of an unreasonable delay in getting an accused to trial.

Jody Wilson-Raybould made the commitment today at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax with her provincial and territorial counterparts.

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