Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
The idea that courts should routinely grant stays of proceedings in the event of trial delays is largely unique to Canada. There are ways to address trial delays without terminating prosecutions.
Technology's burgeoning possibilities have put pressure on our law courts when it comes to the principle of 'open justice'.