B.C. premier David Eby to crack down on repeat violent offenders news
Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics News Local News Crime Teams of police, prosecutors and probation officers to focus on repeat violent offenders Publishing date: Nov 20, 2022 •
3 hours ago • 4 minute read 17 Comments B.C. Premier David Eby outlined his plan to make communities safer during a press conference at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Park on
Nov. 20, 2022. Photo by Arlen Redekop /PNG Article content B.C. Premier David Eby announced changes on Sunday he said are meant to help make British Columbia’s communities safer,
including a new policy on bail that is intended to keep repeat offenders behind bars. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Article content Flanked in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver by representatives of the Vancouver Police Department, the RCMP, First Nations and others, including new Vancouver
Mayor Ken Sim, Eby said the plan has two key tracks. Start your day with a roundup of B.C.-focused news and opinion delivered straight to your inbox at 7 a.m., Monday to Friday. By
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Article content One is meant to strengthen enforcement and the other to strengthen intervention services to “help people break the cycle of life in and out of jail” with
programs such as a new model of addictions care at St. Paul’s Hospital. “Being compassionate, concerned and taking action on mental-health and addiction issues does not mean
that we have to accept repeated criminal behaviour or violence,” said Eby, who was sworn in as premier two days earlier. “Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community.”
The new bail policy direction — a highly legalistic document that outlines the prosecution service’s ability but not a requirement to oppose bail — goes into effect on
Tuesday. Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Public safety has been a hot topic in B.C., particularly around
repeat offenders, with some cases of offenders with lengthy records being charged with crimes such as assault on random people. According to a B.C.