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Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada
A review and discussion on Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
# 134349 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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The paper looks at Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada, part of the relatively recent overhaul of the Code in order to reflect changing societal conditions. The paper discusses how this particular section of the Code has come under fire for having the potential power to impact the way Aboriginal peoples are sentenced. The paper explains how this amendment was suggested as a way to address the problem of overrepresentation of Aboriginals in Canadian penal institutions.

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"Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada is part of relatively recent (as of the present century) overhaul of the Code in order to reflect changing societal conditions. This particular section of the Code has come under fire for having the potential power to impact the way Aboriginal peoples are sentenced. Section 718.2 (e) dictates that "A court that imposes a sentence shall also take into consideration the following principles: (e) all available sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the circumstances should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of aboriginal offenders..."

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Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 20, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/section-718-2-e-of-the-criminal-code-of-canada-134349/

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"Section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada" 01 December 2007. Web. 20 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/section-718-2-e-of-the-criminal-code-of-canada-134349/>

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