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New Ontario bail directive applauded, but more change needed in system, observers say

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 9:23 AM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario government has issued a new directive aimed at making the bail system faster and fairer, a development legal observers are calling an important step but also note a lot of work needs to be done to achieve those goals.

Faisal Mirza, Mirza Kwok Criminal Defence LawyersAttorney General Yasir Naqvi announced the new directive Oct. 30, saying its aim is to reduce barriers faced by Indigenous and racialized communities at the bail stage, ensure low-risk and vulnerable individuals have access to the appropriate supports for...