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BC’s Justice Minister says she's already working with the Federal Government to ensure tougher restrictions involving people found not responsible for serious crimes are approved quickly.
"We've been very aggressive about this agenda. Generally, I'm very pleased,” says Shirley bond.
Bond says --at this point-- there have been no discussions about funding the legislative changes. She admits some costs may be attached, but says now's not the time to figure out how much everything will cost.
"Well, certainly, we've had no discussions about the cost or the implementation of the policy and the legislative change and there's a lot of work to be done and it is likely that as we look at hearings, in fact, where we'll also require a psychiatrist, it looks like to give an opinion on risks, and for a judge to make that finding, may well be some changes that we need to discuss.'
She says the most important thing to acknowledge is the need for constructive change and she's looking forward to working with the federal government to ensure the current system improves.