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Liberals advised to ditch ‘tough on crime’ approach to justice system

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 6:48 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Canada’s criminal justice system needs a major cultural shift to broaden its focus from deciding guilt and meting out punishment to helping to rehabilitate and reintegrate people — especially the estimated 70 per cent of accused with mental health or substance abuse problems, the Liberal government has been told.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldThat is one of the key overarching messages Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has been hearing during her criminal justice review over the past two years during which she has asked justice system participants how...