Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unelected Interference

The unelected, overpaid and appointed-for-life Senate has voted in favour of changing a Conservative crime bill that would have imposed a mandatory six-month minimum sentence on people operating illegal grow-ops.

Amendments also further entrench racism and special favours in Canada by providing aboriginal convicts with an exemption from minimum sentences.

The Conservative government has sharply criticized the Senate for tinkering with legislation that elected representatives already passed.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson called the changes, "An early Christmas present from the Liberals to the people in the grow-op business --- it sends out the complete wrong message in my opinion."

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