The government’s bill to overhaul Canada’s police and criminal justice system is expected to be released later this week.
The bill is expected in the coming weeks as part of the government’s efforts to push through the omnibus crime bill, which is expected later this month.
According to the CBC, the bill would bring Canada in line with the European Union, with changes to police training, legislation for dealing with violent crime, and criminal record expungement.
It would also introduce measures to combat the opioid crisis, strengthen oversight of the police, and expand access to mental health services.
According the CBC:In its first draft, the legislation would have a number of key reforms to help police and the justice system.
One of those would include the ability for judges to set their own bail conditions and make bail decisions on their own.
Another would make it easier for police to request an individual to be removed from a mental health facility and to make the request publically, without their consent.
Another would make police a part of a court’s mental health system, instead of an outside body like a psychiatric institution.
Another proposal would allow police to ask people about their mental health, including asking them to fill out an online questionnaire.
Another will require police to report a mental disorder to the court when they come to the attention of a judge.
The final piece of the bill is for judges and magistrates to make decisions on whether to grant bail to someone who has been arrested.
The proposed changes would include:Immediately ending bail requirements in cases where an individual is not charged with a crime and who does not pose a risk to public safety.
Increasing the amount of time between bail hearings.
Making it more difficult for people to be jailed if they are mentally ill.
Immediately removing bail requirements for people who pose a threat to the public.
Making bail requests publically and without consent.
Implementing changes to the Criminal Code that would allow judges to impose fines on individuals who pose an immediate risk to the safety of the public or the safety and well-being of another individual.
Making the Criminal Procedure Act mandatory for bail requests.
Making judges responsible for determining whether an individual has a risk of reoffending.
Making police the legal body responsible for making bail decisions.
Making a person’s mental status a factor when making bail requests.(CBC News: James Conroy)The proposed measures are part of what the Liberals are calling a new police reform program.
They will also seek to improve oversight of police, improve oversight by the court system, and streamline the courts.
While the bill will bring some changes to policing, the government says that police reform will be achieved through legislation rather than legislation alone.
The Liberals say they want to make policing more effective by ensuring police officers have access to better training, better training and equipment, and that officers are not forced to take risks in order to be effective.
“The way we change the culture of policing is through legislation, and the way we fix policing is by legislation alone,” said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
“And the only way we can change policing and get our communities safe is through reform of policing.”
“I know this is a difficult subject, but it is one we need to tackle,” she added.
The government has said the changes it is proposing will be for the good of the Canadian public.
It also said it is working with the private sector to help ensure police training is improved.
It will be up to the provinces to decide what to do with the changes, and Wilson-rayould said the federal government will work with them.
“We are going to be looking at ways that we can ensure the reforms are delivered, and we will also be looking to do a lot of collaboration with the provinces in the process,” she said.
“I think there is a lot more work to do in terms of training and technology, but we will be working closely with the province and working with other levels of government to make sure we deliver these reforms.”
The bill comes amid a national debate about police violence, which has led to calls for a national police reform.
Police brutality and the criminal justice reforms being pushed by the Liberals in Canada will be a key part of their push to make police reform a reality.