Tag: David Lametti

Canada’s Justice Minister Threatens to Seize Bank Accounts of ‘Pro-Trump’ Convoy Donors

Canada’s justice minister says people who are members of “a pro-Trump movement” donating to protests declared illegal by the government may have their bank accounts frozen. Minister David Lametti made the comment during an interview with CTV New’s Evan Solomon on Feb. 16, after Solomon asked whether Canadians who have donated to the trucker convoy protest…


Liberals Introduce Bill to Combat Online Hate Speech as Commons Adjourns for Summer

OTTAWA—The Liberal government waited until the House of Commons was about to adjourn for three months to introduce a bill aimed at protecting Canadians from online hate speech. The eleventh-hour move Wednesday fuelled speculation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is intent on padding the Liberals’ record before calling an election sometime this summer. “Once again,…


Justice Minister Defends Bill to Remove Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug, Firearm Offences

Justice Minister David Lametti on Wednesday pushed for Parliament’s second reading of a bill that would remove mandatory minimum penalties for all drugs and several gun-related crimes. In February, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-22, which seeks to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to repeal mandatory minimum penalties…


Justice Minister David Lametti Doesn’t Rule out Referring MAID Bill to Supreme Court

OTTAWA—Justice Minister David Lametti isn’t ruling out the possibility of asking the Supreme Court to advise on the constitutionality of a bill to expand access to assisted dying. Testifying at the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee today, Lametti said a reference to the top court “is always an option.” But he says he’s never…