The Canadian Press

2016-03-17 | NS Sexual Assault Laws

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Nova Scotia's premier is calling for Ottawa to review criminal code laws around sexual assault after one offender in Nova Scotia was sentenced to 90 days in jail for a violent and prolonged sexual assault. Premier Stephen McNeil was reacting to the case of Mitchell Leeander Goodwin, who was sentenced last week to 90 days in jail to be served on weekends for sexual assault and uttering threats in 2012. Without knowing all the details, he says that sentence could be called offensive. (Opposition Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says the provincial government shouldn't be waiting for Ottawa -- he says the Liberals should review the laws and make recommendations for changes to the federal government.)

Date: 2016-03-17
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << no Nova Scotia no Canadian should be the victim of an assault that are plain and simple and when there are there should be serious repercussions for that >>