MP van Popta on Needed Bail Reform
"A small number of dangerous repeat violent offenders are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime, and in B.C. alone, about 200 frequent offenders were collectively involved in 11,600 confrontations with the police within the span of a year.
At justice committee, I asked OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique what impact the Liberal Bill C-75 has had on law enforcement officers. This bill was passed in 2018 and made it easier for violent criminals to receive bail.
He informed me that between the years of 2018 and 2022 in Ontario, there was a 72-per-cent increase in violent crimes committed by repeat violent offenders who were on bail."
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