In search of an evidence-based test for judicial bias

The Canadian principle of judicial bias has remained static for the four decades since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Committee for Justice v. The National Energy Board.  The Supreme Court’s description of bias is rooted in the 20th-century jurist’s “reasonable man” mythos and emergent mid-century theories about the mind: … the apprehension of… Read More

Unconscionable delay in civil justice: Is it also unconstitutional?

Click on the link to read my article, “Unconscionable delay in civil justice: Is it also unconstitutional?” 32AdvocQ277.  It exposes the elephant in the room every time an Askov blitz diverts court resources from the civil to criminal court docket.  Is the right of criminal accuseds to a speedy trial worth more to Canadian society than injury victims… Read More