Title

Why Hiring More Judges Won’t Necessarily Speed Up the Justice System

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

3-9-2018

Source Publication

The Star

Description

The under-resourcing of the backlogged criminal justice system has become a courtroom battle cry in Ontario, with some judges routinely calling on the government to loosen the purse strings so more of them can be hired.

Superior Court Justice John McMahon was the latest to issue a warning that a multimillion-dollar alleged financial fraud case might get tossed due to delay because there isn’t a Toronto-area judge available to preside over the trial before next January.

Comments

Article is written by Betsy Powell with commentary by Prof. Alan Young.

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