Superior Court of Quebec rules on lengthy delay

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The Superior Court of Quebec ruled that lengthy delay between the laying of bid-rigging charges and the anticipated end of trial does not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms.

In Les Industries Garanties limitée c. R., the Court allowed the prosecution of a company and its employee to proceed despite a 40-month delay between the laying of charges and the trial. The Court determined that the delay was not unreasonably long in view of the complexity of the case (arising from both the large volume of disclosure and the specific legal and evidentiary issues raised) notwithstanding the presumption of unreasonableness established by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Jordan.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.