Mandatory minimum sentences are about politics, not justice
By Michael HarrisJun. 3, 2019
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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