Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Supreme Court in R v Jordan (and the following cases) forcefully encouraged the government to take action on the problem of delays, yet it seems that we are not really moving forwards.

Battling delays, gridlock in criminal justice system

Police report crime in Canada based on the Crime Severity Index, an index which includes all Criminal Code and federal statute offences, increased for the fourth consecutive year since 2014. Over two million reports of Criminal Code incidents, with the exclusion of the Highway Traffic Act ones, were reported in 2018, about 69,800 more incidents than in 2017. The increase in the Crime Severity Index indicates more cases will be before the courts. Systemic delays in the Canadian Superior Courts of Justice will most probably follow into the courts of justice.

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