June 1st, 2018
Application for stay of proceedings on the basis of Charter violations resulting from over-holding. Accused was arrested on domestic violence related charges and held in police custody for 36 hours before a bail hearing, at which he was ultimately granted release. Crown conceded ss 7, 9, and 11(e) violations. Issue of whether breaches warranted judicial … Read More.
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.
October 27th, 2017
Accused pleaded guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine. Drugs were sold to an undercover officer working as part of “Operation Derailment”. Accused sought a s 24(1) stay on the basis of entrapment. Held: Stay granted. “I find the main purpose of Operation Derailment was to respond to the prevalence of violent crimes … it was the … Read More.