The Canadian Press

1999-03-11 | Young Offenders

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On Mar. 11, Justice Minister Anne McLellan introduced a new Youth Criminal Justice Act to replace the much-maligned Young Offenders Act. Young offenders would face stiffer penalties, and more often through adult court, under the proposed new law. But McLellan said she hoped the new act would mean putting fewer youths in jail for committing lesser crimes.

Date: 1999-03-11
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we hope that the prison population goes down the numbers when you look at the numbers of the incarceration rates for young people in this country it is in shock >>