Supreme Court


Criminal Law

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Right to be tried within reasonable time [s. 11(b)]

Crown appeal from stay of proceedings based on pre-charge delay dismissed.

Crown’s appeal from decision granting accused stay of proceedings based on pre-charge delay was dismissed. Crown appealed. Appeal allowed. Majority agreed substantially with dissenting reasons of appellate level.

R. v. Hunt (2017), 2017 CarswellNfld 171, 2017 CarswellNfld 172, 2017 SCC 25, 2017 CSC 25, Abella J., Moldaver J., Karakatsanis J., Wagner J., Gascon J., Côté J., and Brown J. (S.C.C.); reversed (2016), 2016 CarswellNfld 425, 2016 NLCA 61, B.G. Welsh J.A., M.H. Rowe J.A., and L.R. Hoegg J.A. (N.L. C.A.).

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