With the Liberals winning a minority last night, the chances of the contentious catch and release program being reviewed have become much less likely, and that may lead to more issues such as the occurrence on the weekend.
SaultOnline has learned the identity of the individual who shot at police officers and subsequently suffered a fatal gunshot wound. To review the original story as well as recent updates, please click here https://saultonline.com/2021/09/ongoing-investigation-updated-by-siu-this-morning/. In order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and privacy of his family, we are keeping them anonymous.
SaultOnline has, however, learned from individuals close to the assailant, as well as from our own research, that he was out on bail. A previous run in with police during the past year had led to weapons charges being laid against the individual, after which, he was held for bail and then released by the courts.
It would be fair to say that his bail conditions would have included a weapons possession ban.
If the courts had kept the accused in jail awaiting trial, an officer may not have been shot and the 19 year old may still have been able to go home to his family.
The Conservative Party of Canada was the only major political party with a stated intention of looking at that section of bill C-75 and possibly change it.
They could still use opposition days to bring forward amendments, but without support, any changes would be defeated in the House of Commons.
Stay with SaultOnline/ONNtv as we continue to follow the SIU investigation and updates as they become available.