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Alberta Appeal Court decision on trial delay could be benchmark for province: law prof

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:44 AM | By Ian Burns

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man who had a charge of first degree murder against him dropped due to delay, and a law professor at the University of Calgary says the decision provides increased clarity for provincial courts grappling with delay issues after the Supreme Court’s landmark Jordan decision put a new time frame on getting issues to trial.

Lance Regan was charged in August 2011 in relation to a stabbing at the maximum-security Edmonton Institution. His trial was...