FIXING WHAT HE BROKE – Harper’s ugly legacy of over-reaching legislation
“The Tories tried hard to tie judges’ hands by bringing in a slew of mandatory minimum sentences for crimes including those involving guns, drugs, and sex abuse. They also imposed a victim surcharge that criminals must pay, even if they have no money. And made it harder to get pardons.” And that’s just the area of criminal law.
Canadian law on Stephen Harper’s watch became heedless of civil rights, contemptuous of the judiciary, unreasonably punitive, and unfriendly to minorities and refugees.
Source: Trudeau must fix Harper’s ugly legacy of over-reaching legislation: Editorial | Toronto Star