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As you say, the players regularly involved in the criminal justice system are well aware of the pressure imposed by Jordan, but the challenge seems to be the rangling of the other players and levels who become involved in SOIA cases. It may take an appeal court or SCC level ruling to provide some grace because of the additional layers involved.Jordan was a 2016 case, and everyone’s very used to working in the post-Jordan framework now; the need for expeditious action - and for police and the crown to meticulously account for every day of delay - is now part of SOP. Hopefully knowing what they’re dealing with will allow police and prosecutors to deal with these challenges more smoothly and hit the timelines needed. Jordan makes some allowance for exceptionally complex cases, and I don’t think just what that means has been made clear in court yet, at least not in national security cases.