Kimmirut man’s sentence was ‘grossly disproportional’: judge

by Michele LeTourneau - October 23, 2018

Nunavut Justice Paul Bychok ruled the minimum mandatory sentence of four years in a federal penitentiary for a firearm charge violates Simeonie Itturiligaq’s Charter rights and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Itturiligaq challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum sentence, and Bychok found in his favour. “A sentence must fit the crime and the offender….

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