Ep 76 Newszilla -- The Terror Crime Edition

Stephanie and Craig have a lot of news to catch up on. In this episode, they catch up on developments in the world of terrorism and hate crimes, with a focus on several recent sentences in such cases. First, though, they talk about the Kingston arrest and terror charges for a youth, something that happened in late January. They then talk about the appeal in the Hersi terrorism case, the sentence in the “Canadian Tire” terrorism case, the “Your Ward News” hate crime conviction and finally, a deep dive into the recent Bissonnette sentencing (the 2017 Mosque shooting). They talk about sentencing principles as they apply in terrorism cases, and generally. And then raise concerns (and disappointment) with the way the court in the Bissonnette approached sentencing and the question of terrorism and ideologically motivated violence.

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