Judge should decide ‘likelihood of conviction’

Shawnigan Lake – It used to be that “charges” were laid by the police officer based on “reasonable and probable grounds”.

It seems to me as a retired police officer who did just that, that: The prosecutor, NOT the judge, “almost” based on evidence, decides the guilt or innocence because “they” will not approve a charge unless there is a “likelihood of conviction” – isn’t that the judge’s job? Should not the prosecution be contained to “reasonable and probable grounds”? A lot of folks are walking when the prosecutor does not approve. Should be the judge who decides that.

Best of luck Mike Duffy. If you are guilty, so be it. And, if you are, let’s not say you gave the country valued service and grant you a pension in perpetuity.

Reg Blackmore

Shawnigan Lake