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How Jordan decision will impact disciplinary law | Nathalie Dubé

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 8:48 AM | By Nathalie Dubé

In July 2016, in the Jordan case, the Supreme Court of Canada established the procedural delays beyond which the accused is presumed to have been deprived of the right to a fair trial in a reasonable time.

What is the basis for this decision, and will it have an effect on the justice system applicable to professionals? Can a professional accused of deontological or ethical breach invoke procedural delay in a bid to avoid a finding of guilt?

Despite the efforts of the legislature and various...