Premiers Demand Bail Reform in Letter to Trudeau After Killing of OPP Officer

OTTAWA—Canada’s premiers are unanimously urging Ottawa to take “immediate action” to strengthen the country’s bail system.
The premiers from all 13 provinces and territories signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dated Friday, that says the time for action is now and “our heroic first responders cannot wait.”
The letter, which originated in Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office, comes amid growing calls for reform after the late December killing of 28−year−old Const. Greg Pierzchala, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Court documents show that one of the two people facing a first−degree murder charge in his death, Randall McKenzie, had been initially denied bail in a separate case involving assault and weapons charges but was released after a review…. Source

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