MP Eglinski on Bill S-217 – Wynn’s Law – January 30, 2017

MP Eglinski on Bill S-217 – Wynn’s Law

January 30, 2017

OTTAWA: On January 30th, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, gave the following statement in the House on Bill S-217, ‘Wynn’s Law’.  He stated:

“Mr. Speaker, Bill S-217, Wynn’s Law, sponsored by the Member for St. Albert-Edmonton, will soon be up for final debate in this House.

Tragically, in January 2015, RCMP Constable David Wynn was killed and Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond was severely wounded by a career criminal who had been let out on bail because the prosecution did not disclose his criminal history to the judge.  S-217 would ensure that judges have the relevant facts about an accused before granting bail. 

As Members of Parliament we have a moral duty to our men and women in uniform and to the communities we serve, to ensure that our Criminal Code adequately ensures that justice is served. 

I urge all Members of this House to join together in passing this much needed legislation.”

For more information:  Jim Eglinski, MP 613-992-1653

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