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We will amend the Criminal Code to reverse onus on bail for those with previous convictions of intimate partner violence.

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Promesse réalisée

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 52)


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

August 17, 2019 - "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." - Canada has flipped the burden of proof for bail in cases of repeated intimate partner violence - CBC

June 21, 2019C-75 - An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Given Royal Assent)

April 01, 2018 - "Lawyers and academics are lauding new federal legislation on domestic abuse that they say will strengthen the courts’ definition and treatment of intimate partner violence. These changes − including broader parameters around domestic violence, a higher threshold for bail and increased sentences for repeat offenders − come as part of Bill C-75, unveiled in Parliament last week with the overarching goal of speeding up Canada’s chronically backlogged courts." - The Globe and Mail

November 07, 2017 - "One of the reports focused on bail reform, including the Liberal campaign promise to create a reverse onus on bail for those who have previously been convicted of intimate partner violence." - Cut down on court delays by supporting victims of crime, ombudsperson says - The Star

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