We tackle the topic of delays in the justice system from a different angle. There is evidence that the problem is more than inadequate funding. John grants this may be true and, citing Canadian health care as an example, observes that fixing large government systems can take a very long time. Then we look beyond the Charter in the Jost case. Several rights violations are cited in this challenge to the invocation of the Emergency Act. Some are from documents other than the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, like international treaties and the 1960 Bill of Rights. How do these protect us?
Michael Lesage in Canadian Lawyer, Mar 17, 2023: The Ontario Superior Court is attempting to hide poor performance behind a privacy excuse
Department of Justice Canada, (modified) Jul 21, 2021: Video and Photo Gallery--Court delays
Supreme Court of Canada, Cases in Brief: R. v. K.G.K.
Ontario Courts (PDF): Justice David Brown, Court of Appeal for Ontario, 14th Annual Straight From The Bench Conference
CBC, Apr 12, 2016: Alberta's judge shortage at 'crisis' level but feds have no timeline for resolution
Canadian Senate, Aug 12, 2016: Delaying Justice is Denying Justice: Report Summary
Toronto Sun, Jun 14, 2017: Justice delayed is justice denied
Noel Semple in Slaw, Dec 14, 2022: Justice Denied: Constitutional Remedies for Systemic Delay
Justice Centre, Dec 1, 2022: Jost et al. v. Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Constitution Act, 1867 (passed 29 March 1867)
Gov of Canada Justice Law: Canadian Bill of Rights (Assented to 1960-08-10)
United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted Dec 16, 1966)
United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (adopted Dec 16, 1966)
legal.un.org: Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
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