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April 11, 2006
New PM Promises Serious Time for Serious Crimes
Prime Minister elect, Stephen Harper’s April 3rd key note address to the Canadian Professional Police Association re-iterated the Conservative party's campaign promises to get tough on crime. Harper's remarks revealed plans to impose mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug crimes, weapons offences and crimes committed while on parole, end conditional sentences for serious crimes (like weapons offences), and repeal the “faint hope clause” in the Criminal Code that allows a convicted person serving a life sentence to apply for early parole. The Prime Minister’s speech suggests that measures to toughen the federal justice system may not be far off.
Posted by BCCLB at April 11, 2006 10:00 AM