Monday, March 02, 2009

Federal Tories want mandatory jail time for dealers: Canada

Barry Artiste Op/Ed


Certainly a step in the right direction, lets hope it begins immediately.





ories want mandatory jail time for dealers

Updated: Sat Feb. 28 2009 11:26:26

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The Conservative government continued its law-and-order blitz Friday by reintroducing tougher penalties for drug offences.


The changes came a day after Ottawa announced Criminal Code amendments aimed at gang violence.


But a veteran defence lawyer gave the government's lock 'em up strategy a failing grade, saying it doesn't get at the roots of gangsterism -- alienated young people and widespread demand for illegal drugs.







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