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MP starts petition in support of private member's bill named after dead Mountie

An Alberta MP says he'll continue to push his private member's bill named after an RCMP officer who was shot and killed almost two years ago. A photo of slain RCMP Constable David Wynn stands amongst flowers during his funeral procession in St. Albert, Alta., in a January 26, 2015, file photo.
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December 09, 2016 - 4:30 PM

ST. ALBERT, Alta. - An Alberta MP says he'll continue to push his private member's bill named after an RCMP officer who was shot and killed almost two years ago.

Conservative Michael Cooper is trying to get the House of Commons to pass legislation that would be known as Wynn's Law.

Const. David Wynn was slain outside a casino in St. Albert, Alta., in January 2015 while investigating a stolen vehicle.

His killer, a career criminal with dozens of convictions, was out on bail at the time.

Cooper's bill would require the Crown to disclose an accused's criminal history at a bail hearing to give courts more information on which to base a decision.

The federal Liberals indicated again this week that they will not support Wynn's Law, so Cooper has launched an online petition to gather support for a vote in February.

Wynn's widow, Shelly, said the law would be important to her husband.

“Even if it’s just one family that doesn’t have to go through this, it’s worth it,” Wynn said Friday. “I will fight a lifetime for this to pass if I have to.”

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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