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BC court strikes down Harper’s proposed tough-on-crime legislation

The former Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda was struck down by the B.C. Court of Appeal on Monday. The court overturned two mandatory-minimum sentencing laws, ruling them unconstitutional. Mandatory minimum sentences were a hallmark of the Harper government’s proposed anti-crime legislation.

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Immigration consultant helped mostly Middle-Eastern clients buy a “fake life” in Canada

In May 2014, Iraqi-born Hassan al-Awaid – a former immigration consultant who moved to Canada in 1992 – pleaded guilty to nine charges of counselling misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and 10 charges of misrepresentation under the Citizenship Act, for making hundreds of thousands of dollars off an illegal scheme he ran from 2006 to 2010.

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Search of Halifax man’s home yields a cache of illegal weapons

According to a November 23 RCMP news release, on November 20 RCMP officers with the Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigations Divisions arrested Samir Dib Elias, 33, after conducting a search of his Halifax home. As a result of the search, officers seized a 9mm handgun, two semi-automatic rifles, 28 prohibited magazines for the weapons with over 500 ...

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