October 25th, 2016

Justice Delayed. Justice Denied.

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The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R v Jordan attempts to strike a new, simpler test for determining when someone’s right to a trial within a reasonable time has been violated. It will now be considered presumptively unreasonable if a person has to wait more than 18 months for their trial to occur in provincial court, or 30 … Read More.

February 9th, 2018

R v 1478876 Alberta Ltd, 2018 Edmonton Provincial Court – Stay Entered When Trial 6 Days Under 18 Month Presumptive Limit

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Public Health Act prosecution against 4 individuals and one corporation.  S 11(b) application. Total delay was 6 days under the 18-month presumptive ceiling. Held: s 11(b) violation; stay entered. Defence took reasonable steps to expedite proceedings. Complexity was at the low end of the spectrum, and any complexity arising from the large number of counts … Read More.