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SCC slated to examine whether Jordan’s time limits apply in provincial youth court

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 9:35 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

An Edmonton youth whose s. 11(b) Charter claim of undue trial delay was rejected by the Alberta courts is appealing his convictions to the Supreme Court of Canada, his lawyer says.

On Aug. 28, Alberta Court of Appeal Justices Thomas Wakeling and Brian O’Ferrall dismissed K.J.M.’s appeal from convictions in Alberta provincial court for aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. Justice Barbara Lea Veldhuis dissented, and would have stayed the charges for violating the appellant’s s. 11(b) Charter right to be tried within a...