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Updated: Full speed ahead with Jordan’s robust approach to speedy trials

Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 10:18 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Full speed ahead with R. v. Jordan’s robust approach to the Charter’s speedy trial right — that’s the clear 7-0 message from the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Cody.

Michael CrystalIn a per curiam ruling June 16, the top court dashed the hopes of a number of provincial attorneys general and allayed the fears of defence counsel by not retrenching from R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27, its Charter s. 11(b) blockbuster.

Instead, the court stood fully behind Jordan in allowing the appeal — and...