Canadian Supreme Court Quashes Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes
This week, in the matter of Regina v. Nur, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a statute that required mandatory minimum sentences for firearms possession crimes. The law, Section 95 of the Canadian Criminal Code, was passed in 2008, reports Jurist. According to CBC News, the act was part of a ‘tough on crime’ package backed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government . . .
The law required that individuals convicted of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition would be subjected to a minimum …read more
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