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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Case for Race-Based Sentencing

Slim’s Comment Although all are considered equal before the law, perhaps it is time to recognize that we should not all receive the same treatment from the law.

In a case that could change how judges punish Black people, Ontario’s top court will soon decide how much systemic racism should be taken into account when sentencing.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A lawyers’ association is challenging constitutionality in Bissonnette’s sentencing

MONTREAL — An attorney’s association was granted intervener status in Quebec City Mosque killer Alexandre Bissonette’s sentencing appeal proceedings.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Supreme Court rules Canadian judges have been too soft on punishment for 30 years www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Supreme Court says Canadian judges have been too soft on punishment for 30 years in giving offenders the lowest possible sentence that applied at any time between their crime and the sentencing.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

A man convicted of sexually and emotionally abusing a teenaged girl for years was handed a sentence 50 per cent longer than requested in a joint submission by Crown and defence in a rare decision by a provincial court judge.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Ontario case could set special rules for sentencing black offenders, similar to Gladue for Indigenous people

What was set to be a simple appeal of a sentence for possession of a loaded handgun has burgeoned into a major push for judges to acutely focus on systemic racism against visible minorities when passing sentence, similar to special rules in place for Aboriginal offenders.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Dylann Roof’s friend gets 27 months for failing to report crime, lying to FBI

The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plot to massacre worshippers at a historically black South Carolina church was sentenced March 21 to 27 months in prison.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 5 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Perhaps the future of sentencing in Canada

Franck Gervais case effectively allowed victim, offender to repair harm

The collaborative justice process used in the case involving the fake Remembrance Day sergeant focuses on repairing harm, handing over control to the victim and offender, a criminal defence lawyer says.

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

Ontario top court firmly rejects “cultural differences” as mitigating factor on sentencing

‘Cultural gap’ no excuse for wife rapist, child beater from Iran: Court

TORONTO — An Iranian immigrant who regularly raped his wife and beat his children during their 16-year marriage is going back to jail after Ontario’s top court on Wednesday increased his sentence.

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