Matters should proceed on merits, regardless of the judge
Toronto criminal lawyer Marcy Segal tells Law Times that changes, including a new triage court, in the Newmarket courthouse, she has seen a large number of matters resolved due to the Justice on Target initiative.
Another change in Newmarket has been to not reveal who the trial or plea judge will be in advance, unlike at other courthouses.
Segal tells Law Times, “I think that, as a citizen, the matters should proceed on their merits, regardless of who the judge is. We need to have a system that’s fair. It can’t be swaying towards the defence or towards the Crown. It needs to be fair at all levels.” Read Law Times Story