Bill targeting mandatory minimums doesn’t go far enough for some, too far for others
While the 'bill is better than nothing, Canadians need to federal government to take a more holistic approach,' say NDP MPs Randall Garrison and Gord Johns in a joint statement.
Justice Minister David Lametti introduced Bill C-5 in the House of Commons on Dec. 7. The bill's proposal to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for a number of offences 'will restore a judge's ability to impose an appropriate sentence that responds to the facts of the case,' says Lametti. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade