So, Bill S-217, known as Wynn’s Law, has passed second reading in the House of Commons.
This is the bill to make sure judges know the record of someone asking for bail, so they can decide if this person should be back on the street.
It was that lack of information that contributed to the shooting death of Constable David Wynn.
The vote was 154 to 128, with some Liberals voting to pass it.
New Democrat, Linda Duncan, also supported it.
So, why were 128 opposed?
Liberals have said in the past that they felt the bill might delay court proceedings, or that the information might not be readily available.
You have said that with today’s computer technology, you’re not buying that.
Others wonder, if, since this was a motion put forward by a Conservative, the issue is more political than problematic.
MPs Randy Boissonnault and Amarjeet Sohi voted against.
Minister Sohi says today they want to accomplish the same thing, but with a different approach.
Listener Kyle writes to say he fears the Liberals will dismantle Wynn’s Law, restructure it, rename it, and claim it as their own.
Let me know what you think about that.