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View Jody Wilson-Raybould Profile
Ind. (BC)
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to talk about the comprehensive criminal justice system review that we are undertaking.
Our government supports mandatory minimum penalties for the most serious of offences. However, we are going to conduct a comprehensive review of mandatory minimums, with an eye to ensuring that we inject the necessary discretion, where appropriate, to judges. This is the reason for Bill C-28: to ensure that judges have the ability, with respect to the victims' fine surcharge, to take into account the financial hardships of the individuals who appear before them.
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