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Lawyers laud some of Ottawa’s ‘bold’ reforms to speed justice system, but failure to fix MMPs ‘disappointing’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 6:58 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Trudeau government has introduced reforms aimed at making the criminal justice system faster, fairer and more effective, but opted not to heed calls from the legal community to fix the negative impacts of mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) in the Criminal Code.

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldThe package of amendments in Bill C-75, introduced in the Commons March 29 by federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, would: divert thousands of administration of justice offences from trial, restrict the use of preliminary inquiries; streamline the bail system; eliminate...