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SCC sets out national approach to bail provisions in Criminal Code

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 3:17 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided a consistent national roadmap for granting bail across the country in a 9-0 judgment that is expected to liberalize bail practices in some provinces like Ontario, which have been following a more restrictive route.

Vincenzo RondinelliOn June 1, the top court allowed the appeal of the federal Crown, and overturned the 2015 decision of the Ontario bail review judge below who struck down the limits on cash bail in s. 515(2)(e) of the Criminal Code on the basis that...