- New mandatory public health measures in effect April 6.
- Get vaccinated: Everyone 55+. Many 16+ with health conditions. Walk-ins for AstraZeneca.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 R. v. Jordan decision – often called the ‘Jordan decision’ – establishes timelines that trials must be heard by:
- 18 months after charges are laid – for a province’s main entry point into the court system (example: Provincial Court of Alberta)
- 30 months after charges are laid – for a province’s superior court (example: Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta)
Justice and Solicitor General started tracking defence applications – to dismiss cases based on Jordan timelines – on October 25, 2016.
306 Jordan applications have been filed in Alberta courts between October 25, 2016 - December 31, 2020:
- 9 pending
- 94 dismissed by the court
- 36 granted (2 being appealed by the Crown)
- 56 abandoned by the defence
- 45 proactively stayed by the Crown (on the basis that they wouldn’t survive a Jordan application)
- 66 resolved (unrelated to Jordan)
Triage Practice Protocol – for Crown prosecutors