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Ontario Superior Court to review management of judicial tardiness

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 10:10 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Ontario’s Superior Court is reviewing how it manages tardy judges after the Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest rebuke of a Toronto judge for issuing some of her reasons months or years late.

Canadian Judicial Council executive director and senior general counsel Norman SabourinJustice Susanne Goodman’s apparent struggle to issue timely judgments has been on the public’s radar for years. She was first reprimanded by the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2011 for taking more than two years to issue her reasons, and then again May 25...