The Crown may, at any time, enter a stay of proceedings.

Proceedings that are stayed by the Crown may be recommenced within a year of entry of the stay. The Crown has a duty to continuously reassess its case and ensure that, based upon the known evidence as a whole, there is always a reasonable likelihood of conviction. The Crown may not continue a prosecution unless it has had the opportunity to conduct this review, particularly if additional information is provided to it by the police investigators. In this instance, we cannot say more until the prosecution is finally concluded.

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