Feb 02, 2023

By Angus Gillespie

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The federal Conservatives are pushing MPs to call on the Trudeau government to toughen up the bail system.

The Tories have tabled a motion in the Commons saying the Liberals are failing to address the violence committed by offenders out on bail.

Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s looking at the calls for change made by premiers and police chiefs … but that it’s a complicated matter.

Calls for bail reform have grown louder following last December’s fatal shooting of O-P-P officer Greg Pierzchala, where one of the accused had initially been denied bail on a separate assault and weapons charge but was released and later sought for arrest after failing to appear in court.

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