WCPJS at the Supreme Court of Canada!
The West Coast Prison Justice Society/Prisoners’ Legal Services thanks lawyers Greg Allen and Ken Leung for generously and skillfully representing us as intervenors at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Safarzadeh-Markhali.
This case challenges a provision of the Truth in Sentencing Act, which was enacted as part of the Harper government’s “tough on crime” agenda. The provision prohibits a trial judge from giving more than one-for-one pretrial credit if a justice of the peace denies bail to the person because of a previous conviction.
Great job Greg and Ken! We are most grateful for your assistance.
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