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Timely justice in Nunavut starts with Ottawa, says lawyer

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:42 PM | By Terry Davidson

If there is going to be timely justice in Canada’s North, Ottawa must open its wallet.

This is the view of at least one criminal lawyer following a Nunavut judge’s passionate dressing down of time limits set out by the Supreme Court of Canada when it comes to cutting down delay in criminal proceedings.

It was late last year that Justice Paul Bychok, of the Nunavut Court of Justice, stated during a routine criminal-court proceeding that Nunavut, given its isolation, northern culture and harsh environment, must...