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12 November 2013

Toronto Star (Ontario)

The mandatory minimum sentences for possession of firearms brought in by the Conservative government in 2008 are unconstitutional, ruled the Ontario Court of Appeal in decisions released Tuesday morning. They are "cruel and unusual punishment" and "grossly disproportionate," found the five-judge panel unanimously. The sentencing laws struck down are part of Section 95, covering possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm or unloaded with ammunition easily... (

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