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JP is lauded for comments on bail system

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Ann Macaulay

When justice of the peace Julie Lauzon wrote in a recent National Post opinion piece that Ottawa’s main bail court and others across Canada “have devolved into dysfunctional and punitive bodies,” she expressed what many in the Canadian criminal law community have been saying for years: The bail system in Canada is broken and needs to be fixed.

“Between forced, rushed video appearances, a lack of respect for the JP bench and the absence of the rule of law in this court, I can no longer...