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Chief justice cites need to battle delays

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

Quebec’s justice system requires more money, people and technology to encourage timely resolution of cases and curb unprecedented delays in criminal proceedings, says Elizabeth Corte, chief justice of the Court of Quebec.

At a time when the Senate standing committee on legal and constitutional affairs is holding hearings to identify the issues that lead to court delays across the country, Quebec’s criminal justice system is facing an “extremely difficult situation,” with delays now reaching an average of 23 months before accused who are not behind bars...