Ontario to create bail compliance teams, premier says
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will establish bail compliance teams in an effort to tackle violent crime.
The province is investing $112 million to create dedicated teams in police forces across the province.
Ford says auto thefts, assaults, break-and-enters and random acts of violence are up across the province.
The government will also expand the Ontario Provincial Police squad that is tasked with tracking down those who have broken bail conditions or are unlawfully at large.
The premier says the province will also roll out a new bail monitoring system.
Ford and the rest of the country's premiers have been lobbying the federal government to reform the bail system.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 27, 2023.
The Canadian Press