The Manitoba Association of Crown Attorneys was established in 1974 to advance the interests of Crown Attorneys employed by the Government of Manitoba in the Department of Justice.
As set out in the MACA Constitution, the objects of MACA are:
(a) to promote improvement of the conditions of employment of its members;
(b) to represent its members in respect of salaries, pensions, hours of work, other working conditions, and any other matters relating to the relationship between its members and their employer;
(c) to establish a collective bargaining relationship with the employer of its members;
(d) to further good fellowship amongst its members;
(e) to promote and encourage the professional development of its members; and
(f) to do all things that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
MACA is comprised of over 230 lawyers employed in Manitoba Justice: Manitoba Prosecutions Service; Legal Services Branch; Constitutional Law Section; Family Law Section; Office of Legislative Counsel; and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.
MACA has served as bargaining agent under The Labour Relations Act for Manitoba Crown Attorneys since 1974.
Activities of MACA are managed by a volunteer, elected nine-member Executive Board:
President – Jennifer Mann
Vice-President (Prosecutions) – Erika Dolcetti
Vice-President (Civil Law) – Jim Koch
Vice-President (Regional Offices) – Rich Lonstrup
Secretary – Melissa Hazelton
Treasurer – Denis Guenette
At Large Member (Prosecutions) – Andrew Slough
At Large Member (Prosecutions) – Dayna Queau-Guzzi
At Large Member (Civil Law) – Lisa Cupples