The recent furor over the Marc Nadon appointment provides another micro-example. It will be recalled that the Harper government proposed the appointment of semi-retired Justice of Appeal Marc Nadon to replace Justice Morris Fish as a Quebec appointee to the bench.
In the last couple of days, the media has also published some interesting insights on how the setbacks are affecting policy, and how, outside of the courtroom, the government may be trying to shape the agenda.
A couple of duty officers from Alberta were traveling in eastern British Columbia when they noticed Mr. Van de Graaff, who was driving terribly. And if there were any doubt about just how bad driving was, those doubts were dispelled by some of the video the one of those fellows took and presented to the Judge.
Imagine the same 7-Eleven store, in the same city, on the same night, having the same chocolate bar (let’s say a Snickers) shoplifted by two different individuals within hours of one another. Today we take a closer look at this situation
Mandatory minimum jail sentences for certain drug offenders provided for penalties that are so harsh that they can be described as being “abhorrent”, “intolerable”, “grossly disproportionate” and “cruel and unusual.”
There is ample evidence that the trend is not limited to the downtown eastside, and not just to the drug world.
As part of its ongoing effort to “toughen” the criminal law in Canada, and in a nod to the American experience, the Canadian government under the Prime Minister has been stiffening the penalties for a whole range of criminal offences.