Northern MP Opposes Changes To Crime Legislation

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 14:54



Some changes to the federal government’s “get tough on crime” legislation are being criticized.


Conservative MP Rob Clarke says he’s disappointed the senate, which is largely composed of Liberals, has amended Bill C-15.


The bill was introduced earlier this year.


Part of its provisions call for automatic sentences in certain crimes that are drug-related.


However, senators have re-worked the legislation to allow judges discretion when imposing sentences on Aboriginal offenders.


Clarke says the changes have some of his constituents worried.


He feels there shouldn’t be segregation when it comes to Canada’s justice system.