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e-712 (Criminal justice system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Jesse Furber from Sturgeon County, Alberta, on December 7, 2016, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Criminal Code
Pre-trial detention
Recidivists
S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody)
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Justice

Whereas:
  • Constable Wynn was shot and killed in the line of duty by an individual out on bail;
  • Evidence of the criminal history of Constable Wynn's killer was not presented at the bail hearing;
  • It is not required under the Criminal Code for prosecutors to lead evidence of the criminal history of bail applicants;
  • Bill S-217, known as Wynn's Law, would close the loophole in the Criminal Code by requiring prosecutors to lead evidence of the criminal history of bail applicants;
  • The Senate of Canada passed Wynn's Law by a wide margin;
  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada said the "government does not support the bill".
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to reconsider her position on Bill S-217 and encourage the Prime Minister, along with her fellow Liberal caucus members, to support this common sense legislation.
St. Albert—Edmonton
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 13, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01509)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-05)
Open for signature : December 7, 2016, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 6, 2017, at 2:09 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
3965
British Columbia
589
Manitoba
175
New Brunswick
116
Newfoundland and Labrador
86
Northwest Territories
28
Nova Scotia
283
Nunavut
12
Ontario
424
Prince Edward Island
13
Quebec
31
Saskatchewan
307
Yukon
13
Other Countries
16
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