POLITICS

Meeting to respond to public outcry over cuts to Newfoundland justice system

04/10/2013 06:00 EDT | Updated 06/10/2013 05:12 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador government has scheduled a special meeting for today to respond to widespread complaints about cuts to the province's justice system.

Justice Minister Darin King says a committee reviewing the cuts was supposed to meet Monday, but that meeting was called off.

The committee includes representatives of the Crown and sheriff's offices, lawyers, the justice minister and attorney general.

King has declined further comment until after the meeting, but the time and location have not been disclosed.

Results of the meeting are not expected until next week.

(VOCM)