Manitoba Wants Quick Action On SCOC Ruling

Manitoba Wants Quick Action

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's justice minister has asked his federal counterpart for quick action on a Supreme Court of Canada ruling which could allow extreme intoxication as a defence for some crimes.

In a letter to David Lametti, Kelvin Goertzen has suggested a number of ways forward including basing these cases on criminal negligence.

Goertzen says intoxication features heavily in domestic abuse cases and abuse of powerful street drugs is firmly linked to psychosis and acts of shocking violence.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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  • elementgirl

    Oh great! I will get extremely intoxicated and kill whoever I want. This is a very bad idea. I guarantee that the murder rate will increase. 

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