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One solution to civil trial bottleneck: The Rocket Docket

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 8:54 AM | By Earl Cherniak

This is the first in a two-part series on the crisis in civil litigation.

In Ontario, particularly in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada, the availability of trial dates for civil trials of any complexity is in a crisis state, worsened by the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Jordan and the very recent decision in R. v. Cody. Judicial resources that would otherwise have been available for civil trials are being directed to the criminal side to meet the time requirements laid down...