This week, we’re speaking about sentencing law, with Jonathan Rudin, the program director of Aboriginal Legal Services.
Topics: removing restrictions on conditional sentences (Sharma), parole eligibility for murder offences (Bissonnette), community impact statements and more!
Learn more about sentencing law on the Lawyered website Help to declutter the law on the Lawyered crowdfunding page. ⚫ How do the Charter issues in Sharma challenge the constitutionality of restrictions of conditional sentences? (5:41) ⚫ How is the Quebec City mosque shooting case re-engaging the conversation on parole eligibility for offences involving multiple murders? (17:28) ⚫ How can community impact statements be used in the sentencing process to reflect the harm and impact of crimes on a community? (28:25) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (39:05) 🔵 How the criminal justice system has addressed the sentencing of Aboriginal persons, post-Gladue? (44:18) 🔵 Will Bill C-22 (which would repeal mandatory minimums for drug offences) represent a shift towards repealing mandatory minimums on a wholesale basis? (40:08) 🔵 How has the Truth in Sentencing Act (Bill C-25) impacted the role of pre-trial custody? (46:24) 🔵 What are some factors that would influence whether a convicted person ought to receive an incarceration offence as opposed to a fine? (49:17) 🔵 Do you think that any of s. 718 Criminal Code sentencing factors are/should be more determinative than others in sentencing decisions? (50:34)