Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney-General will combat a plague of sprawling
mega-trials by installing on-site prosecutors in police stations and
creating superjudges to deal with pretrial motions early and swiftly.
are going to have our major-case Crowns located right in with the police, so
that we have a close-working collaborative relationship with the police very
early on in these major cases," Attorney-General Chris Bentley said in an
He said he has already begun to implement some of the 41 recommendations
in a keenly awaited report on how to stop the spread of costly, runaway
criminal trials - scheduled for release today and obtained by The Globe and
They recommendations focus on winnowing and honing the number of charges
that are laid and streamlining trials as well as preventing from meandering
on for years.
The authors - former Ontario Superior Court chief justice Patrick LeSage
and University of Toronto law professor Michael Code, a star of the criminal
defence bar for 30 years - concluded that putting prosecutors in police
stations will help police achieve "a manageable size and focus for a
Mr. Bentley agreed: "They will benefit from legal advice very early on;
the type of legal motions that might be made at a trial with respect to
evidence; and how to best put it together for a courtroom presentation," he
Similarly, he said, police will be able to highlight areas of a case they
believe are weakest or strongest.
In keeping with another recommendation, he said a new prosecutor will be
assigned as a case moves along, to objectively assess whether it still makes
sense to prosecute and how to prepare the case.
"For decisions on whether and how to proceed, we should bring in a fresh
set of eyes just in case somebody suggests that we have acquired a little
bit of ownership in a case," the Attorney-General said. "We all become very
attached to things when we work on them for a long period of time."
Prof. Code and Mr. LeSage found that complicated prosecutions can be
derailed or seriously delayed by a chaotic welter of legal motions. They
said that assigning a judge to deal with these before trial could carve
months or years from a case.
The sort of motions that could be decided before trial by a judge would
involve such things as disclosure of evidence, third-party records,
unreasonable delays, wiretap admissibility, confessions, and search and
seizure, they said.
"These are the motions that can often take two or three times longer than
the trial," Mr. Bentley said. "Decisions could be made much earlier than the
trial - sometimes a year or more earlier. It might mean the trial isn't
necessary. It would certainly make the whole system more effective."
He said he hopes the federal government will agree to a Criminal Code
amendment permitting the consolidation of power in pre-trial judges.
While Canada's justice system is the envy of the world, he said, its
public image has been tarnished by high-profile trials that moved at a
sluggish pace or were derailed due to unconstitutional delays.
"Much of it is just the culture - the way we do these cases," Mr. Bentley
said. "They are just taking longer and longer. Well, justice delayed is not
always justice achieved."
He said that getting cases through the court system more quickly will
mean that witnesses' memories are clearer, victims and their communities
will see crimes resolved more speedily, and police and prosecutors will be
freed up to work on less serious cases.
"It means that prosecutions will be stronger, and frankly, if the
evidence is not there to convict, we should know that a lot sooner so that
people are not tied up in the justice system," he added.
"This report is direct and does flow from experience. We expect these
large cases to move faster."
Canada's justice system has more in common with the courts in Germany the
late 30's and early 40's. Men are frequently not allowed a defence, you are
convicted simply because you are male and the victim of a mental ill woman who
calls 911 or engages an extreme feminist lawyer willing to do what ever it takes
to make sure the child/ren never see their father again. These are the sorts of
lawyers who get their political cronies to appoint them to the Judiciary where
they leave a trail of destruction under the guise of a justice system.
Canada's judiciary is plagued by a small cess pool of judicial abusers who
create the majority of the injustice. They have more in common with the worst
psychopaths and child abusers than a "normal" human being wanting to see justice
served. The judiciary also has its "saints" who seek no recognition, their good
work is simply undone or destroyed by a phone call to judges chambers to get
"their contact" to hold a hearing that totally removes a parties right of any
right to litigate or defend themselves against any unfounded allegation that can
and does send men to jail in the thousands. Thanks to Bryant, the injustice is
Mr. Justice The countries you mentioned actually have family courts
that have more resemblance to an impartial court than what we have in Ontario
which is akin to a Sharia law for men except under Sharia law, a hearing is
held. In Ontario, judges like Power and Sheffield routinely prevent a father
from having any hearing and make draconian decisions to prevent anyone who is
critical of them from ever having ANY right to litigate any issue in ANY court
in Ontario. Their weapons of choice, orders "striking pleadings" "vexatious
litigant orders", "orders for security for costs" "restraining orders" all
issued for the sole purpose of removing a litigants right to seek access to
their child. These are the very worst forms of child abuse, and an insult to
It's called the "American Influence" which is feminist reasoning that men are
guilty unless they can prove to a biased court that they are not guilty, its a
illegal presumption of a "reverse onus" , its OFFICIAL POLICY to arrest a man
simply on a woman's statement, void, of any corroboration whatsoever, ONTARIO
official government policy is for POLICE TO ARREST and a woman's statement is
Men are laughed at if they say, she assaulted me, look at my smashed up face?
Typically, any woman wishing to remove a devoted involved often full time father
from the lives of their children makes a simple "he assaulted me" call to the
police that results in a mandatory arrest, NOW, prosecutors even when told by
police that they don't believe the complainant will INSIST on going to Trial.
Our courts are riddled with phony prosecutions of men who really are victims of
a mentally ill violent woman who has as her sole goal, the removal of a father
from the lives of their children.
If you ever get arrested on such a charge, do NOT accept police conditions, STAY
IN JAIL FOR A BAIL HEARING without the conditions.
That begs another question, WHY are police under instructions to make so many
feminist orders as a condition of release, that frequently result in permanent
removal of a father from the lives of children, simply because out government
has a policy of promoting hatred towards men, Thank you Mr. Bryant, who
obviously knows he is committing the endless criminal offense of promoting
hatred towards the male gender. www.OttawaMensCentre.com