Is delay accepted as the norm in civil litigation?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Corkett v. Ginn, 2021 ONSC 7434 (CanLII):

This court does not agree with the Defendant that delay is simply to be accepted in civil litigation. Delays cannot simply be accepted as the norm. In Louis v. Poitras, the court stated at para 23:

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