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Supreme Court decision on bail a potential sea change

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 8:57 AM | By Jeffrey Manishen

In addition to the challenges posed by interpretation of legislation, including the Charter, and the review of all manner of legal issues raised at trial and on appeal in Canadian courts, the Supreme Court of Canada can and does weigh in on areas of justice system policy and practice that are worthy of review. That they’ve chosen to do so on the subject of judicial interim release pending trial in the recent decision of R. v. Antic has the potential to achieve significant changes to the...