Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MP Who Brought Forward Wynn's Law Disappointed PM Is 'In the Dark' about Bill

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MP Who Brought Forward Wynn's Law Disappointed PM Is 'In the Dark' about Bill

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MP concerned Trudeau 'in the dark' about bill

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. - An MP who is championing a bill named after an Alberta RCMP officer killed on the job says it's "inexcusable" that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had no idea about the proposed law.

Trudeau was asked at a town hall in Saskatoon on Wednesday night why his government declined to pass Wynn's law, a bill named after St. Albert RCMP David Wynn, who was shot by a career criminal who was out on bail.

Conservative Michael Cooper's private member's bill would require the Crown to disclose an accused's criminal history at a bail hearing to give courts more information on which to base a decision.

The bill passed the Senate by a wide margin with the support of Liberal and Conservative senators, but was shut down by federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. …

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