The Canadian Press is reporting that Ontario's Attorney General said the province's courts have seen an encouraging drop in processing times three years into a program (Justice on Target) to eliminate wasted resources.
Attorney General Chris Bentley said there's been a huge turnaround in the system.
And while not all courts have met the target of bringing down the number of days and court appearances used per criminal case by 30 per cent, court times are going in the right direction, he said.
The Ontario Bar Association said it has seen some progress when it comes to the number of court appearances, but not a significant reduction in the number of trials.
Progressive Conservative justice critic Ted Chudleigh said his concern is with getting an adequate picture about what exactly the system is doing to speed up the process.
Some of the biggest improvements are in Kirkland Lake, Timmins and Brampton, while Ottawa and Toronto's Old City Hall all saw increases.