LAW REFORM – Criminal Code filled with dated ‘zombie’ laws
We used to have the Law Reform Commission of Canada that constantly reviewed our laws and made recommendations. They were a significant force in shaping our laws until the Conservative government cut funding in 2006.
Now not only is a comprehensive review necessary it will be an “enormous task”. It’s rather like not repairing any roads anywhere in the country for 10 years.
Criminal justice experts are calling on the government to overhaul Canada’s Criminal Code, arguing it is riddled with outdated “zombie” laws and confusing, inconsistent language.
Source: Criminal Code filled with dated ‘zombie’ laws, experts warn justice minister