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Wilson-Raybould vows to ‘advance change’ on MMPs after latest judge strikes down mandatory minimums

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 9:27 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Reiterating her support for judicial discretion in sentencing, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has vowed to “advance change” on mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) after an Ontario Superior Court judge recently struck down two mandatory minimum jail terms for a “naïve” and “nice” young pimp who was convicted of child prostitution and child pornography offences.

Justice Colin McKinnon ruled on Aug. 14 that it would be “grossly disproportionate” to Steevenson Joseph’s “degree of fault” — and would thus be an unjustified violation of the Ottawa man’s Charter s....