Canada’s Highest Court Strikes Down Conservative Rules

Supreme Court Calls Tough On Crime Measures Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada has shot down a pair of Conservative “Tough on Crime” Measures. Canada’s highest court has ruled that a mandatory minimum sentence of a year in prison for a drug offense violates the charger of rights and freedoms, while a second case determined a person who is denied bail because of prior convictions should be able to receive credit for time served. The Supreme Court cut down these measures brought in by the Conserviative government, claiming they are unconstitutional.