June 1st, 2018

Murder Stayed For Trial Delay – R v Chan, 2018 Calgary Queen’s Bench

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Section 11(b) application. In 2013, accused was charged with murder, criminal organization and conspiracy offences arising from a 2008 gang shooting. Matter was case-managed in tandem with a parallel prosecution on another indictment. Crown conceded delay clearly exceeded the Jordan ceiling. Issue of whether delay was justified as a complex case or on basis of … Read More.

December 7th, 2016

R v Jerace, 2016 ABPC 233 per MacDonald, PCJ:

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Jordan application. Accused charged with assault. 23 month delay. The trial had been adjourned two times: (1) to allow defence counsel to attend at funeral; (2) new disclosure came to light to both the Crown and defence on the second trial date (a video recording captured by a Crown witness on his phone). Held: No … Read More.