Yes. I can answer that.
This is a very large hole and a very difficult topic to discuss, because victims are in agony for as long as the rest of their lives. You have a trial that takes eight years, like the case I stated, where these parents were also witnesses, so they couldn't even attend the trial until after they had given testimony, so they didn't even know all the details of the trial.
In those situations where it is so elongated, it's ridiculous. With 18 months, or a much smaller length of time to try to deal with those cases, one wonders if that can cover everything. One wonders if justice can be served in that amount of time. Who's doing the work? Does it mean that if there's no preliminary hearing, the case is going to be handled as appropriately as possible?
Sorry, I'm getting an echo here and it's making it difficult to hear.
It's very difficult to give a certain length of time that all trials should take. Unloading onto provincial courts is not the answer, but I think both the federal and the provincial justice systems need to work together to make sure there isn't an eight-year trial process, but that there is a process that is appropriate to what is needed for those cases so justice can be served for everybody involved.