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THE DEEP DIVIDE BETWEEN HARPER AND THE SUPREME COURT

“The majority ruling highlights how deeply at odds the government is with the country’s highest court. Since 2006, the Conservatives have created 60 mandatory minimum jail terms for guns, drugs, sex offences and other crimes, according to the justice department, helping to boost the number of federal prisoners to record heights even as crime rates dropped to 50-year lows. Some of those minimum terms could now be challenged and struck down.” How low and blatantly self-serving politically can this government stoop?

via Court strikes ‘blunt instrument’ law of mandatory sentencing – The Globe and Mail.

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