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Justice isn’t cheap

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Justice delayed, as the saying goes, is justice denied.

That’s at the core of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions that stopped many criminal trials in their tracks. If prosecutors don’t have enough resources to bring cases to trial quickly enough, the Supreme Court has said charges should be stayed — meaning that victims and their families may never see their day in court.

But justice overpriced is also justice denied — and that’s certainly what’s happening on the civil side of the law.

One owner wanted access to parking spaces and rental units at the back of his building; the other felt he owned the laneway, and should be allowed to continue blocking access to it.

Everyone’s heard at least one........

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