Robert Mailman and Walter Gillespie leaving the Saint-Jean courthouse Thursday afternoon
Federal Justice Minister Arif Virani ordered a retrial before Christmas, saying significant new information that had not been presented to the courts called into question the overall fairness of the legal process.
New Brunswick Justice Minister Ted Flemming did not respond to repeated requests for comment on the #x27;case and the possibility of compensation.
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Prime Minister Blaine Higgs said last week that he had intended to seek advice on the decision and promised to do the right thing.
But defenders of both men say that their letters addressed to the government have remained unanswered until now.