Tag: mandatory minimum sentences

Justice Minister Committed to Repealing Minimum Sentences, Says Will Lower Canada’s Indigenous Imprisonment

Justice Minister David Lametti says his government’s Bill C-5 will reverse the rate of indigenous imprisonment in Canada. Lametti told The Globe and Mail he expects the incarceration rate to fall once the federal government implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and passes Bill C-5. Introduced by Lametti last December,…


Election Campaign: Where the Parties Stand on Crime and Justice Issues

Commentary While crime and justice issues are always prominent in the news, they are rarely front and centre during election campaigns. Justice is a nuanced issue that provides a myriad of problems with few simple solutions. Due to the complexity of justice issues and the potential for them to blow up, politicians are loath to…


Liberals Introduce Legislation Repealing Mandatory Minimum Sentences

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is moving to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes, saying they do not make Canadians safer and unfairly affect indigenous and black offenders. Legislation introduced Thursday would also allow for greater use of conditional sentences, such as house arrest, counselling or treatment, for people who do not…