The Liberals, for the second time in as many weeks, have sided with criminals instead of the law abiding public.
Last week the Liberals opposed mandatory sentences for crimes against children. This week they are vowing to oppose a Conservative private member's bill called Wynn’s law, named after slain RCMP Constable David Wynn.
Wynn was gunned down in St. Albert, Alberta by a repeat offender named Shawn Rehn who was out on bail for a crime he committed while awaiting trial for 30 other charges.
Rehn’s prior charges were never presented by the crown prosecutor at his bail hearing and Conservative Senator Bob Runciman is trying to fix this hole in procedure with Wynn’s law.
Wynn’s law would mandate that a bail applicant’s criminal history be presented by the Crown and considered by the judge before bail is granted. Murderer Shawn Rehn may not have been on the streets that day to kill David Wynn and injure auxiliary officer Derrick Walter Bond if the judge had known his history.
After Wynn’s law passed the Senate with broad bipartisan support, the Liberals are blocking it in the House of Common’s and ignoring the pleas of Wynn’s widow to support the law that bears her husband’s name.
But we can do something to help. If you think Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould should support this common sense law that would give judges the tools to make better bail decisions and protect Canadians, send her an email at: Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca
It’s time the Liberals stand on the side of law and order and not criminals.