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Constitutional Law - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - On being charged with an offence - To be tried within a reasonable time

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Crown from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal setting aside the judgment of the Superior Court of Ontario and ordering a stay of proceedings. Williamson was charged in January 2009 with historical sexual offences against a minor. His trial ended in December 2011. The delay between the charges and the end of trial was approximately 35.5 months. Williamson did not waive any of this delay, and was the sole cause of only one and a half months of it. The other...