Health and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Drug-Sentencing Case

As a coalition of interveners in the Supreme Court of Canada case, R. v. Lloyd, we applaud the Court for recognizing that a mandatory minimum sentence (MMS) for certain drug offences is not only harsh and damaging, but also unconstitutional. We hope that this decision is one more step towards ending Canada’s harmful, punitive approach to drugs, and promoting instead an approach based on public health and human rights.

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