Alberta’s Justice Minister Criticizes Liberal’s Bill to Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Gun-Related Crimes

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Alberta’s justice minister has spoken out against the Liberal government’s firearms legislation for the second time this week, expressing concerns about the decision to remove mandatory minimal sentencing for gun crimes. On Feb. 18, the federal government introduced Bill C-22, which seeks to amend the Criminal Code to repeal several mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and gun crimes. In Canada, when a judge gives sentence to an offence punishable by the mandatory minimum penalty, the verdict must be to equal or greater than the minimum term for the offence. If this legislation is passed into law, judges would have more discretion in sentencing. “While Ottawa’s new justice bill (Bill C-22) contains some reasonable measures, I am deeply concerned about the decision to gut tough sentencing provisions for gun crimes,” Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said in a news release. “Ottawa’s draft law removes mandatory prison sentences for serious crimes …
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