Court services branch head moving to Nova Scotia

The bureaucrat in charge of staffing British Columbia's courts, has accepted a higher-level job in Nova Scotia, Public Eye has learned. Rob Wood, the court services branch's assistant deputy minister, has been named deputy minister of that province's community services department. Mr. Wood's appointment, which is effective July 18, comes as the British Columbia government is confronting criticism for downsizing the equivalent of 34 full-time sheriffs positions, which provide courtroom security. That downsizing, which was triggered by budget cutbacks, has resulted in trial delays. A search to find a replacement for Mr. Wood is now underway.

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