Find out how many Jordan applications have been filed in Alberta.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 R. v. Jordan decision – often called the ‘Jordan decision’ – establishes timelines that trials must be heard by:
- 18 months after charges are laid – for a province’s main entry point into the court system (eg, Provincial Court of Alberta)
- 30 months after charges are laid – for a province’s superior court (eg, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta)
Justice and Solicitor General started tracking defence applications – to dismiss cases based on Jordan timelines – on October 25, 2016.
179 Jordan applications have been filed in Alberta courts from October 25, 2016 - May 24, 2018:
- 11 pending
- 60 dismissed by the court
- 15 granted (1 is being appealed by the Crown, 1 is possibly being appealed by the Crown)
- 36 abandoned by the defence
- 18 proactively stayed by the Crown (on the basis that they wouldn’t survive a Jordan application)
- 39 resolved (unrelated to Jordan)
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