The Conservatives will seek an emergency order from the Supreme Court to make the system more efficient.
The Tories will argue that there are cases where it makes sense to go back to a “bogus” criminal justice approach, while saying the system should be reformed to reduce backlogs and ensure fairness for those accused of offences.
It will also claim the current system is “fundamentally flawed”.
But there is growing concern among justice experts about the impact of the Conservatives’ plan, which is to make changes to the way criminal convictions are dealt with and the way judges rule in the future.
The Government will set up an Office for Judicial Reform to examine the issues.
The Conservatives also plan to review the use of criminal procedure in criminal matters and how the law should be used in such cases.
They will propose to increase the number of judges from 14 to 15.
Justice Minister Jane Philpott has previously said that judges should not be forced to make criminal decisions on the basis of the police investigation and they will review whether it should be possible to remove some or all of the safeguards put in place by the former Conservative government to prevent the abuse of the system.
The Conservative plan to make all criminal decisions by trial would apply to all new trials.
Read more about the Criminal Justice Reform Act and Criminal Procedure Act from the Government’s website.
The Conservatives plan to increase judges from 15 to 15: A Liberal MP has written to Justice Minister Justice Jane Philpot about the Government proposals to increase a judge’s powers to rule on criminal matters, saying the proposal would be “a step backwards”.
The changes to judge powers would include a requirement that all criminal trials be conducted in person and not by video link.
The proposal would also allow judges to issue a sentence that has been adjourned or not made public.
There are some who argue the changes would make judges more independent.
But the Government argues that judges will be able to make a judgement based on the evidence of a witness, and that a judge can make a judgment based on a witness’s evidence.
Justice Minister Jane Phillippot has previously been critical of the current approach to criminal justice and the lack of oversight.
A former judge has previously criticised the current way in which the courts are run, saying it is “sadly and tragically inadequate” to deal with the issues raised by the new reforms.
Last week, former Supreme Court judge Peter Crone said that the Conservatives were not going to make justice more fair and said that there was a danger that the “taint” of corruption and bias would spread in the justice system.
Conservative justice spokesman Stephen Lecce has said that all the proposals are “designed to deliver a fairer, more accountable and more transparent criminal justice process for all Canadians”.
Read the full Conservative Party of Canada statement on the changes.
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