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Manitoba government promises more cash to speed up criminal justice

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is promising more money and personnel to help criminal proceedings move more quickly through the justice system.

The province says it will fund 10 additional Crown attorneys and five support workers.

The government is also paying for more civilian staff in the disclosure unit of the Winnipeg Police Service.

Justice Minister Andrew Swan says that will allow police and the Crown to share information more quickly with defence lawyers.

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