Top court affirms decision to ensure timely trials

A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

By The Canadian Press, June 16, 2017 

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is standing by its groundbreaking decision on ensuring timely criminal trials.

In its unanimous decision today, the high court ruled that a Newfoundland man facing drug and weapon charges should not face trial under new rules spelled out last July for determining unjustifiable court delays.

James Cody was arrested in Conception Bay, N.L., in January 2010 and charged with drug possession for the purposes of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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