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Appeal Court case shows uneven playing field for unrepresented appellants, say lawyers

Appeal Court case shows uneven playing field for unrepresented appellants, say lawyers

Recently, the Ontario Court of Justice has announced a near shut down of court operations because of the Covid19 virus. While this makes medical sense, and reflects the emergency and quarantine laws of our governments, I wonder about the impact of such a restriction to access on the open court principle – that justice must be seen to be done.

Assoun case shows police accountability in wrongful convictions lacking: experts

Assoun case shows police accountability in wrongful convictions lacking: experts

Recently, the Ontario Court of Justice has announced a near shut down of court operations because of the Covid19 virus. While this makes medical sense, and reflects the emergency and quarantine laws of our governments, I wonder about the impact of such a restriction to access on the open court principle – that justice must be seen to be done.

Ontario to hire more judges, prosecutors to tackle trial delays

Ontario to hire more judges, prosecutors to tackle trial delays

Ontario has announced the biggest expansion of its criminal-justice system in more than two decades, two weeks after a judge scrapped a first-degree-murder charge because the accused had spent four years in jail waiting for his trial to be completed.