How an ‘invented’ Supreme Court ruling has rocked the Canadian justice system

Eric Gottardi had been on his feet for about 10 minutes in front of the nine justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, talking about his client and trial delays, when Justice Michael Moldaver posed a question.The judge, sitting on the nation’s top court since 2011, wanted to know about “drop dead numbers or ceilings.” In other words, just how long should it take to bring an accused to trial?“I said, ‘Having thought about it for two minutes, it’s probab...

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