Canada has flipped
the burden of proof for bail in cases of repeated intimate partner violence
Back in June, Bill C-75 become law. The legislation included various amendments to the Criminal Code, including the return of the victim surcharge and the removal of preliminary inquiries in certain cases. But one amendment received less attention: the introduction of a reverse onus at bail for an accused person charged with an offence against an intimate partner, if that person has a prior conviction for a similar offence.
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Khadr gets bail
Omar Khadr to be freed on bail while awaiting appeal
Omar Khadr, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, will be freed on bail while he appeals his convictions in the United States for war crimes, an Edmonton judge decided today.
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Bail – a difficult concept in a free and democratic society
Toughen bail laws for hardened criminals
Albert Foulston was arrested at an Edmonton home Tuesday on a dark, wintery night. Police allege Foulston and two other suspects had earlier been involved in an assault and robbery at a modest motel nearby.
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