The Canadian Press

2000-06-08 | Criminal-Code-Changes

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Justice Minister Anne McLellan introduced changes to the Criminal Code to toughen sentences for "home invasion" robberies. McLellan said in those cases the purpose of entry into the home wasn't primarily to steal property -- but rather a vicious attack individuals found inside. The proposed amendment would specifically identify home invasion as an aggravating circumstance to be considered by a judge at the time of sentencing.

Date: 2000-06-08
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there is a degree of off I think malicious pleasure of the infliction of pain and suffering on other individuals that distinguishes a home invasion from a normal armed robbery where the purpose of that crime is robbery >>

Clip ID: 20000608CPCN001