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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Procedural rights - Trial within a reasonable time

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 8:23 AM  

Application by Thanabalasingham, who was charged with the second degree murder of his spouse, for a stay of proceedings on the grounds that his constitutional right to a trial within a reasonable time had been violated. The alleged crime would have been committed on August 11, 2012. Lengthy judicial proceedings ensued. The trial was set to begin on April 10, 2017 and was scheduled for a period of seven weeks, before a jury of the Superior Court of Quebec sitting in Montreal. The overall delay between...