CCLA Reacts to Bill C-48

In Rights by poladmin

TORONTO — Shakir Rahim, Director of Criminal Justice for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), reacted to Government of Canada’s introduction of Bill C-48;
The federal government’s introduction of Bill C-48 will not make the public safer.
Every person in Canada has a constitutional right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to not be denied liberty or reasonable bail without just cause.
The crime rate in Canada has been going down significantly – but the number of people denied bail has gone up 400%.
Bail is not being handed out like candy.
Over two-thirds of people held in provincial and territorial jails

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