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Opinion: Justice and Lac-Megantic

(Source: Montreal Gazette opinion column by Jennifer Quaid, June 5, 2014)

MONTREAL — But beyond the specific unfairness of the Lac-Mégantic charges, there is a greater concern. A basic tenet of the criminal law is that only those whose conduct is the most significant cause of the crime should face its coercive consequences. A trend of focusing on those easiest to catch, rather than those most culpable, will only undermine the legitimacy of future efforts to apply the criminal law to situations like Lac-Mégantic.

Full story: Montreal Gazette

Friday, June 06, 2014

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