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Parliamentary Restrictions on Judicial Discretion in Sentencing
A Defence of Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Written By Lincoln Caylor and Gannon G. Beaulne
Mandatory sentencing tools have received a great deal of attention lately as the federal government continues to promote law-and-order legislation in response to the public's perception
that Canada's criminal sentencing regime is overly lenient with offenders. This legislation
has met with fierce criticism from members of the media and academia, and increasingly
inventive attempts to subvert it by the judiciary. Published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.