Can a judge refuse to adjourn an adjournment in an assault case?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from R v Hayter, 2018 SKCA 65 (CanLII):

It is clear from the majority judgment in Barrette v. The Queen (1976), 1976 CanLII 180 (SCC), 10 N.R. 321; 29 C.C.C.(2d) 189 (S.C.C.), that the exercise of the trial judge’s discretion in refusing an adjournment may be reviewed by an appellate court if it is based upon reasons that are not well founded in law and results in a deprivation of the accused’s right to make full answer and defence. However, it is also clear that such right must be weighed conscientiously and delicately along with the public interest in the orderly administration of justice. ... [Emphasis added]

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