R. v. Morin

71 C.C.C. (3d) 1



14 1/2-month delay, Counsel for the accused explicitly requested ''the earliest possible trial date''. The trial was set for March 28, 1989. In response to a query from counsel as to whether this was ''the earliest date'', the presiding justice answered a simple ''yes'' ... Court of Appeal acknowledged that the sole source of delay in this case was attributable to limits on institutional resources



1. the length of the delay; 2. waiver of time periods; 3. the reasons for the delay, including (a) inherent time requirements of the case; (b) actions of the accused; (c) actions of the Crown; (d) limits on institutional resources, and (e) other reasons for delay, and 4. prejudice to the accused.