Nunavut judge calls on Parliament to strengthen sentencing guidelines for gender-based violence cases

Judges need more leeway to impose harsher sentences in cases of gender-based violence and Parliament should re-examine the issue, says a seasoned Nunavut judge and former Crown prosecutor. Justice Paul Bychok expressed his frustration in a decision released earlier this month after he was forced to impose a “lenient” sentence on a Kugluktuk man convicted […]