Category Archives: Reasonable delay

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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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Court delays persist, despite Jordan

The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Jordan and the problems it tried to address are still top of mind in the criminal courts in Ontario nearly two-and-a-half years after it was released.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

New murder trial ordered for ex-soldier after charge stayed over court delays

TORONTO – Ontario’s top court has ordered a new murder trial for an ex-soldier who walked free because his case took too long to be heard.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

‘It lit a fire under me,’ federal justice minister says of ruling on delays

OTTAWA — They did not see it coming, but they knew that something likely would derail their plans.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Weed out matters that clog up precious court time

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Jordan case has caused ripples through our criminal justice system. The effect of the case has been to set rigid guidelines for trial within a reasonable time. If they’re not met, the accused is cut loose and charges are stayed.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

How an ‘invented’ Supreme Court ruling has rocked the Canadian justice system

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to put time limits on criminal trials has angered victims and left lawyers and politicians scrambling.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Prosecutors in N.L. struggling to meet deadlines after court decision on trial delays

There are currently 14 active murder cases before the courts in this province, an unprecedented number.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Trial deadlines lead to sex assault conviction being tossed by top court

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision not to reconsider the case of a former Winnipeg chiropractor whose sexual-assault conviction was tossed out because of court delays is part of a crackdown on ensuring cases get to trial in a reasonable time.

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