Excellent op-ed by guest columnist James Morton in today's Sun (Our broken bail system). It's definitely worth the read.
Our courts are clogged, and people who are still a danger to society are released on bail. Reforms are in the works, but action is needed now:
So what's the solution? Directions to Crowns requiring real bail terms and appointment of enough Justices of the Peace to make sure bail is dealt with thoroughly and quickly are happening at the provincial level. Federally, we need to expedite the approval of bail reform which has stalled in Parliament. Sensible changes to the Bill have been suggested, but the basic terms of the reform are sound and should not be delayed. Both the province and the federal government are working to increase legal aid so people accused of crimes get to present their cases properly.
Our patience is wearing thin.