Judge ‘appalled’ as sheriff shortage cuts trial to an hour - BCGEU

A Victoria provincial court judge called the shortage of sheriffs "appalling" Monday morning after her trial court was delayed by more than two hours.

"Two hours of court time utterly and completely wasted because of the shortage of sheriffs. That is appalling," said Judge Loretta Chaperon.

When the court proceedings got underway at around 11:30 a.m., Crown prosecutor Joselyn Byrne told Chaperon they only had one hour for the trial.