The government has made it clear that it is not because we are looking for collective bargaining rights. While they`re not so clear about why they did this, it`s easy to understand. The Crown Counsel Association has a collective strength that has been denied to us so far. The government clearly does not want to exceed an annual term of 2% and in particular to break the link between the salaries of provincial court judges and the salaries of the Crown prosecutor or us or both. They are not convinced that they can do it at the Crown Counsel Association, so they hope it will stay with us. “Crown Counsel Agreement” means the agreement entered into by the Government and the BCCCA on 5 January 2001 pursuant to section 4.1 of the Crown Counsel Act and extended until 31 March 2005 pursuant to Article 3 of this Agreement. . . .