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Winnipeg Free Press: ‘No big reinvention of the wheel’: impact of NDP bail plan debated

March 1, 2024 — 

University of Manitoba law assistant professor Brandon Trask said the directive is essentially a restatement of what the Criminal Code already sets out.

“That in addition to considering the importance of ensuring that an accused individual shows up to court, a prosecutor must consider protection of the public and victims, as well as public confidence in the administration of justice, in arriving at decisions about how to approach bail from the Crown’s perspective in a given case,” Trask explained Thursday.

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