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Is right to be tried in reasonable time reasonably possible? | Jeffrey Manishen

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 09:59 AM | By Jeffrey Manishen

The 1941 Academy award-winning movie Here Comes Mr. Jordan is the story of a heavenly mistake, in which a boxer dies before he should have and the highest authorities make it up to him by bringing him back as a millionaire playboy.

Many critics of the similarly named recent Supreme Court of Canada decision R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27 feel that they made an error too.

The idea that someone should have the right to have his or her trial finished in the provincial court within...