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VOL. 77 PART 4 JULY 2019
The Detention Review Hearing
15. The Detention Review Hearing will take place at the time and date and
in the court location scheduled at the Scheduling Hearing, unless subsequently
scheduled or changed in the usual manner.
16. If a judge of the Supreme Court is assigned as the trial judge or case
management judge for the charges on which the accused is detained,
the Detention Review Hearing will be before that judge unless the
Court directs otherwise.
17. The accused person will generally appear by video-link from the institution
where they are detained, unless any of the following applies, in
which case the accused person will appear in person for the Detention
a. the accused person is not represented by counsel in the hearing;
b. evidence will be led in the hearing; or
c. the accused person will need an interpreter or other assistance
that cannot reasonably be provided in the institution.
18. Unless oral evidence will be led at the hearing, the accused person is
not required to appear at the Detention Review Hearing if a counsel
designation form has been filed with the Court, and designated counsel
appears personally on the accused’s behalf.
19. If the presiding judge at the Detention Review Hearing determines that
directions under s. 525(9) are required to expedite the trial, then:
a. in cases where the trial will be in the Provincial Court, the presiding
judge will refer the matter to the Office of the Chief Judge, to
the attention of the Associate Chief Judge, with a request that steps
be taken forthwith to expedite the trial.
b. in cases where the trial will be in the Supreme Court, the presiding
judge will refer the matter to the Chief Justice, Associate Chief Justice
or their designate, with a request that steps be taken forthwith
to expedite the trial.
Heather J. Holmes
Associate Chief Justice