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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Cleaning up the mandatory minimums mess

Senator Kim Pate’s bill freeing judges from the constraints of mandatory minimum sentences will help address over-incarceration and court delays.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Supreme Court strikes down Tories’ tough-on-crime laws

The Supreme Court of Canada has sounded a death knell for mandatory minimum jail sentences passed by the former Conservative government, indirectly sending a message to the Liberal government to get on with the job of undoing Harper-era laws that put judges in a sentencing straitjacket.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Police and prosecutors against increasing prison sentences for repeat low-level offenders.

Police blast return of prison sentences for low-level crime

A law change due to take effect from the start of next year will make custodial sentences more likely for repeat low-level offenders.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The next test for Harper’s tough on crime stance

Top court to rule on Harper government’s mandatory minimums for gun crimes

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Tuesday on a key part of the Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda.

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