No judge? No trials. Court cancelled in 2 Nunavik communities this week – Nunatsiaq News

No judge? No trials. Court cancelled in 2 Nunavik communities this week – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 202252 Views

Jul 18, 2022

People expecting to have criminal cases heard now have to wait until November

Court has been cancelled in Kuujjuaq and Kangiqsualujjuaq this week because no judges are available to fly up to oversee criminal case proceedings in those communities.

Isabelle Boily, a spokesperson for Quebec’s Ministry of Justice, confirmed the situation in an emailed statement to Nunatsiaq News, but did not offer an explanation for why no judges were available.

Defendants expecting to have their cases heard will have to wait until the court’s next scheduled trip to these communities — in November. The delay is impacting their right to be tried in a reasonable time, said defence lawyer Daphnée Creighton.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/no-judge-no-trials-court-cancelled-in-2-nunavik-communities-this-week/

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