You really have to wonder about this government's priorities. The government has taken more than a year to fill the victims ombudsman position. We have government MPs who voted against legislation to strengthen the independence of the victims ombudsman. As Ms. Basnicki pointed out, we have a government that enriched Omar Khadr with $10.5 million. Now this.
It is hybridizing offences, not the most serious imaginable but among the most serious in the Criminal Code, including terrorism-related offences, impaired driving-related offences, material benefit in the context of human trafficking, and for what? To download these cases onto provincial courts that are already overstretched and overburdened that will now have an 18-month rather than 30-month Jordan timeline, how does that make sense?
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