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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 - Remedies for denial of rights

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by Vassell from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal affirming a decision convicting him for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Vassell was charged along with six other individuals, but the Crown eventually proceeded to trial against him alone. The delay to trial was over three years. Vassell argued that his right to be tried within a reasonable time under s. 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was violated and asked the Court to set aside his conviction...