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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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.