Member’s Statement – 2016.12.01 – Bail Law
December 1, 2016
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, what took place in the House the other night made me sick. Bill S-217 aimed to toughen our bail laws after the tragic murder of RCMP Constable David Wynn. The current Liberal government will not support this common-sense change.
The killer in this case had hundreds of charges against him, dozens of convictions, several jail terms, routinely did not show up for court, and he still had 29 outstanding charges against him, including weapons and drug bans, at the time he killed Constable Wynn. Had the judge known about this history, he would have not been on the streets.
My blood boils. Without improving the system, learning from our mistakes, we are destined to repeat history. I have no hesitation in saying that the next time this tragedy happens, the current Liberal government will have blood on their hands.