BC’s Attorney General issued a directive to identify and implement amendments to its Bail – Adults policy.
This would address the risk that repeat violent offenders pose to public safety throughout the province.
“This is certainly a step in the right direction.” says Scott Nelson, Williams Lake City Councillor.
“Williams Lake has always said that the Attorney General does have the opportunity under the jurisdiction of the criminal code, I think is 515(10), to really kind of put teeth into that.”
He added that with the public pressure that occurred, the government realized they had to change their tone.
However, Nelson still feels as its not enough, as he looks to continue targeting the prolific offenders with a multitude of charges.
Some of the key changes to the policy include a new section, and a mandatory direction from the Assistant Deputy Attorney General to Crown Counsel.
For more information on the revised bail policy, and the changes made for it, you can find it here.