Bill67 Posted September 23, 2022 Report Share Posted September 23, 2022 Hello Canadians Please read this CTV article with an open mind. Then read the rest of this post. Come back with an opinion on whether or not the article leads you to believe that this bill addresses serious violent crimes of minor tobacco and drug charges. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/justice-minister-urges-senators-to-pass-liberal-mandatory-minimums-bill-1.6078640h This is the government's policy: ttps://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2021/12/mandatory-minimum-penalties-to-be-repealed.html Am I misreading the CTV article? Does it seem to be a misrepresentation of bill C 5. To me it seems to be fake news, please let me know if I am off base. These are the actual charges that bill c5 will change. They seem far more serious than the article claims. What do you think? The bill is also centered on a false premise, that systemic racism is real. The beliefs that a single variable, race, determines incarceration. Not behavior or drugs or mental health or parenting or culture, but race. Sure, 20% of the population is Asian but they are 6% of the incarceration rate is an inconvenient truth but let's ignore behavior and free people from systemic racism. This bill wants black and indigenous people to NOT go to jail for robbery with a firearm because...." Systemic Racism". Please read the real charges this bill will impact below: To address the overincarceration rate of Indigenous peoples, as well as Black and marginalized Canadians, MMPs for the following offences would be repealed: Using a firearm or imitation firearm in commission of offence (two separate offences) Paragraphs 85(3)(a) and (b): MMPs of 1 year (first offence) and 3 years (second and subsequent offence) Possession of firearm or weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized (two separate offences) Paragraphs 92(3)(b) and (c): MMP of 1 year (second offence) and 2 years less a day (third and subsequent offence) Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition Paragraphs 95(2)(i) and (ii): MMPs of 3 years (first offence) and 5 years (second and subsequent offence) Possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence Paragraph 96(2)(a): MMP of 1 year Weapons trafficking (excluding firearms and ammunition) Subsection 99(3): MMP of 1 year Possession for purpose of weapons trafficking (excluding firearms and ammunition) Subsection 100(3): MMP of 1 year Importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized Subsection 103(2.1): MMP of 1 year Discharging firearm with intent Paragraph 244(2)(b): MMP of 4 years Discharging firearm — recklessness Paragraph 244.2(3)(b): MMP of 4 years Robbery with a firearm Paragraph 344(1)(a.1): MMP of 4 years Extortion with a firearm Paragraph 346(1.1)(a.1): MMP of 4 years Selling, etc., of tobacco products and raw leaf tobacco Subparagraphs 121.1 (4)(a)(i),(ii) and (iii): MMPs of 90 days (second offence), MMP of 180 days (third offence) and MMP of 2 years less a day (fourth and subsequent offence Am I wrong or are woke politicians willing to see people robbed and killed just to virtue signal? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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