Judge tosses mandatory minimum sentences in two firearms cases

by Brendan Burke - February 16, 2018

Not all gun crimes that trigger mandatory minimum sentences should result in hard time for offenders, a NWT judge ruled Feb. 14. The decision, made by NWT Supreme Court Justice Louise Charbonneau, comes after two NWT men, Tony Howard Kakfwi and Corey Cardinal, launched constitutional challenges against a portion of Canada’s Criminal Code that requires…

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