It’s time to tighten the pickle jar lid

Bill C-75 proposes changes to the Criminal Code that could threaten public safety. It's time to complain to your MP

A woman met someone online who told her he lived in a gated community. Imagine her surprise when she discovered he meant he was incarcerated in a federal prison.

Another woman was charged with a traffic violation. She stated her occupation as school teacher. The judge rose from the bench and said, “Madam, I have waited years for a school teacher to appear before this court. Now sit at that table and write ‘I will not pass through a red light’ 500 times.”

No judge is likely to hand out such a sentence, but penalties for serious crimes are at risk of being reduced to less than two years in a gated community. Why?

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