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Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive review of Canada's criminal justice system earlier this week.Entitled Justice on Trial: Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system, the report by Scott Newark looks how well the criminal justice system is performing in areas such as delays and length of trials: "This paper recommends that the Criminal Code should be amended to create select hybrid offences with an option for a sentence of five years less one day, to reduce significantly the number of cases requiring preliminary inquiry.
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