JUSTICE MINISTER TO REVIEW MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES

Nov 09, 2015

By April Anderson

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The newly appointed Justice Minister says she plans to review the current mandatory minimum sentences brought forth under Conservative governments tough on crime agenda.

Jody Wilson-Raybould did not go into specifics about how the Liberals plan to change the controverial law, but says her department will “definitely look at it.”

Last April, The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the law requiring mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes, saying the legislation is “cruel and unusual”.

Meantime,over the weekend Tom Mulcair laid out his priorities for the NDP over the next four years during the counterpart BC provincial party’s convention in Vancouver.

Mulcair is opptimistic there will be a long overdue call for action against missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Mulcair also says he will focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and Electoral Reform.
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