Concern over one aspect of the new Crime Bill

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One aspect of the government’s crime bill is causing a lot of concern in legal circles.

The part dealing with mandatory minimum sentences.

The Gladue Decision came from the Supreme Court of Canada,  judges must take in account an aboriginal person’s past when handing down a sentence.

So how will this new legislation affect that?

Jonathon Rudin from the Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto joined APTN National News anchor, Michael Hutchinson.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.