Indian Life Newspaper -

Government requires harsher sentences in violence against indigenous women

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 1:56pm

pixabay/Graehawk

The government is handing down harsher sentences for violence against women.

OTTAWA, Ont.-The federal government will adopt changes to its criminal justice legislation, Bill C-75, which will require judges to consider harsher sentences in cases of violence against Indigenous women, according to a motion from Justice Minister David Lametti.

Lametti said the changes to the bill are "in the spirit of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls," and will recommend harsher penalties for those who commit crimes against Indigenous women.

The government's decision was welcomed by Independent Sen. Lillian Dyck, who proposed the amendments to a Senate co...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 09/25/2020 13:29