SCC addresses ‘transitional exceptional’ circumstances, ‘defence delay’ in case arising pre-Jordan

By Cristin Schmitz (May 5, 2023, 5:01 PM EDT) -- Commenting on the legal concepts of a “transitional exceptional” circumstance and “defence delay,” the Supreme Court of Canada has shed more light on how the Charter’s s. 11(b) guarantee of a trial within a reasonable time applies in cases where the charges were laid before the top court set presumptive trial delay ceilings in R. v. Jordan, 2016 SCC 27....
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