Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's 302-page justice reform package is aimed at reducing court delays by 'streamlining' the bail system, restricting the option of preliminary inquiries to offences, and improving the jury selection process, among other things.
Conservative MP Michael Cooper, left, says Bill C-75 is 'irreparable,' and the government needs to return to the drawing board, but nonetheless he's drafted dozens of amendments to try to ameliorate it at committee stage. NDP MP Murray Rankin says he's also started a list of amendments to propose. The Hill Times file photographs
Amid a marathon House Justice Committee study, opposition MPs are preparing to introduce dozens of amendments to the Liberal government’s massive justice reform package, Bill C-75.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.