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CJC recommendation that Parliament remove judge likely faces court challenge, time crunch
Gérald Tremblay
Justice Michel Girouard’s counsel, Gérald Tremblay, contests the CJC’s negative findings about his client’s credibility.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard — who has been collecting his $315,300-per-annum salary while being pulled from court duty for more than five years while his conduct was under review — could opt to retire in 31 months with a lucrative federal judicial pension, if Parliament doesn’t remove him from the bench before then. ... [read more]

Alberta Appeal Court decision on trial delay could be benchmark for province: law prof Lisa Silver, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man who had a charge of first degree murder against him dropped due to delay, and a law professor at the University of Calgary says the decision provides increased clarity for provincial courts grappling with delay issues after the Supreme Court’s landmark Jordan decision put a new time frame on getting issues to trial. ... [read more]

Quebec Court of Appeal provides detailed guidance over Jordan in two rulings Charles_Shearson

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

A Montreal man who was charged with killing his wife but whose case was the first Quebec murder case to be stayed following the landmark Jordan ruling, will not face a new trial, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled after issuing a concurrent and “very important” decision that clarifies and provides practical guidance on the application of Jordan. ... [read more]