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e-1731 (Criminal justice system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Noma Sarai from Montreal, Quebec, on June 21, 2018, at 4:01 p.m. (EDT)
Justice system
Mandatory sentencing
The Petition is open for signature until October 19, 2018, at 4:01 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Mandatory minimums set obligatory sentences for specified crimes without recognition for various unique elements of each case;
  • Mandatory minimums are inextricably linked with discriminatory foundations that targets specific marginalized populations, particularly the indigenous community;
  • Mandatory Minimum’s one-size-fits-all approach have detrimental effects on individuals, families, and the society at large; and
  • Some mandatory minimums have been ruled as unconstitutional across Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to make it a priority to abolish mandatory minimums so the courts can operate in a fair criminal justice system, where sentences are customized, fair,and appropriate to the severity of each case.
Don Valley East
Open for signature : June 21, 2018, at 4:01 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 19, 2018, at 4:01 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
British Columbia
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