Father Eric Dejaeger’s next court date is 06 June 2011: 1:30 pm, Iqaluit court house “for defence election.”
The number of charges against Dejaeger still stands at 28.
I am unsure what “defence election” is, but think it MAY be Dejaeger’s choice of trial by judge or trial by judge and jury. There is a bit of info on “crown election” and what I believe is defence election here .
If anyone can shed further light on this please do so with a blog.
I am sure this is hard on the victims. It always is. They believe that once charges are laid the trial follows in a flash. Unfortunately, as we all eventually learn, that is not the case. There is, what I now call the revolving door in and out of the court house – seems it takes a multitude of court dates to finally reach the point of setting a prelim, or a trial date ,or plea date. It takes forever. I hope and pray someone in Igloolik is taking the time, or will take the time to explain what is happening to those who ar.
Enough for now