Mandatory minimum sentences make our justice system worse. Winning votes is no excuse for bringing in more of them.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer pledged on May 23 to impose new mandatory minimum sentences of five years for anyone convicted of abusing children if he becomes prime minister after the fall election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—On the face of it, it is political eye candy.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner