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The NDP's Attorney General critic is also condemning the court delays in the three 'Surrey Six' trials.
Leonard Krog says with the crime happening in 2007 and first appearances by the three accused in 2009 the legal stalling does nothing but generate a negative reaction from people.
"I think British Columbians become outraged and disgusted by what goes on in the Justice system when they see serious examples like this."
Krog says the accused, witnesses, and the families of the victims deserve trials in a reasonable timeframe.
"And that means you know we have to give the emphasis where its appropriate I understand in this particular case there are serious pre-trial applications and a great amount of evidence to be reviewed by the defense. From the public perspective the people on the outside looking in they wonder why it takes so long."
While Krog urges change he would only say his party will do its bit if they get elected but wouldn't provide specifics or how it would be paid for.
"Life is always uncertain so I never have complete confidence in anything. if we are elected as government in May 14th that would be wonderful and the NDP will have an opportunity to do what it can to ensure the justice system moves more quickly because there is no question from every aspect of it the greatest complaint is it takes to long, it is too expensive, and people are losing faith in it."
The trials of Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston, and Michael Le were supposed to start in May but have now been pushed off until mid-September.