What factors will be considered in determining unreasonable delay?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R v. R.E.W, 2010 NSSC 78 (CanLII):

The factors to be considered in assessing unreasonable delay are set out in R v. Morin 1992 CanLII 89 (SCC), [1992] 1 S.C.R. 771: (a) the length of the delay; (b) waiver of time periods; ( c) the reasons for the delay, including (I) inherent time requirements of the case (ii) actions of the accused (iii) limits on institutional resources, and (iv) other reasons for delay; and (d) prejudice to the accused.

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