As justice ministers across the country, we agreed that this is one area we would look at. I know that preliminary inquiries are not without controversy in terms of different approaches. I've been approached by, as you say, the Attorney Generals of Ontario and Manitoba to consider this; and that is the work that we as justice ministers are going to undertake over the summer. We will come back in the fall to see what we can do not only in the area of potentially preliminary inquiries, or maybe other modes of disclosure that we can address, but also at bail, the administration of justice, and sooner than that, at mandatory minimums. All of these things contribute to delays in the criminal justice system.
On May 11th, 2017. See this statement in context.