Bill C-75 - A Step backwards for Canadian Justice Reform

Among other issues, Bill C-75 threatens to repeal the preliminary inquiry for all charges (except those which carry a life sentence), allow the Crown to introduce evidence from police officers in affidavit form (and force the defence to apply to cross-examine), and repeals the peremptory challenge. The Bill represents a step backwards in Canadian justice reform, which threatens to erode individual rights and procedural safeguards, slow down the Court system, and shield police officers from cross-examination on their actions.

Read my full comment, published in the Toronto Star April 3, 2018, here: Liberal bill a step backwards for Canadian justice reform.

And more here: Fairer and quicker? Not necessarily under Ottawa's justice reforms.