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Toews says new crime bill 'not unconstitutional'
If the bill is approved, a three-time repeat violent and sexual offender would have to convince a judge why he or she is not a dangerous offender -- a status that carries an indefinite prison sentence with no parole eligibility for seven years. It's currently the Crown's task to prove repeat offenders are dangerous. "It is not unconstitutional, we have considered it very carefully," Toews said Tuesday.
Obviously they have not considered it carefully enough!
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