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ELIMINATING PRELIMINARY INQUIRIES – Judges, defence lawyers and Crowns all know that preliminary inquiries already are only held in some serious cases and that they frequently result in the resolution of the case or a reduction of trial time and issues. Eliminating them is likely to result in an increased number of wrongful convictions.

Not long ago, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould seemed hesitant to embrace the idea of eliminating preliminary inquiries as a way to reduce court backlogs. Now, things have changed.

Source: Evidence behind Ottawa’s choice to cut preliminary inquiries remains elusive | CBC News

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