Quebec Court of Appeal expresses frustration over systemic delays in securing trial transcripts

The Quebec Court of Appeal, exasperated by provincial government inaction, delivered a rare but stinging rebuke over recurring systemic unmitigated delays in securing trial transcripts that disproportionately affect English-speaking appellants which “regrettably” puts into question the proper administration of criminal justice in Quebec.

 

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This story was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily.

3 thoughts on “Quebec Court of Appeal expresses frustration over systemic delays in securing trial transcripts

  1. Jean Jacques (John) Ranger

    I agree wholeheartedly with Me Maude Pagé-Arpin when she states that “the Jordan Principle *JURISPRUDENCE* logically applies to as well as and this since <> meaning that any case that is appealed and recognized as such by any appeal court, – in an “”unfinished case”” that which the Jordan Jurisprudence still applies. Only once a party has exhausted all remedies in any particular case/file … only then can the Jordan jurisprudence be removed as a procedural safeguard. That said, I trust there will be some isolated and explicit situations wherein the Jordan principle would / could be re-activated and newly applied to any given case, this depending on the particular proof of any such situation/case.

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