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Pre-trial delay just won’t go away in Ontario. This summer, the Court of Appeal threw out serious historical sex assault convictions. The reason? It took too long to bring him to trial. But cases with defendant- friendly remedies are still the exception.
In a world where people view enforcing constitutional minimums as an optional buffet, defence counsel have to diligently protect the speedy trial right. Read Frank Addario’s and Megan Savard’s updated paper on the current state of the law.