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Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Justice was not fully served with McArthur and Bissonnette sentences

Sunday 16:19 GMT

Neither Bruce McArthur or Alexandre Bissonnette were served consecutive sentences — here’s why. Going into Friday, there existed the possibility that not one but two of the longest sentences in Canadian history would be handed down.

Rob Breakenridge is host of “Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge” on Global News Radio 770 Calgary and a commentator for Global News.

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Source: Global News

Alexandre Bissonnette’s 40-year sentence likely to be appealed: experts

Monday 19:59 GMT

A Quebec judge’s “unusual” decision to modify the Criminal Code as he sentenced six-time murderer Alexandre Bissonnette to a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 40 years highlights the ongoing legal debate over consecutive life sentences in Canada, according to legal experts.

On Friday, Quebec Superior Court Justice François Huot rejected the Crown’s call to sentence Bissonnette to 150 years with no chance of parole, arguing a sentence of 50 years or more would constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Source: The Guradian

Was the backlash to Esquire’s 'An American Boy' cover story deserved?

Friday 12:41 GMT

It is unclear if Esquire anticipated the immediate and furious backlash to its most recent cover story, An American Boy, which featured a portrait of a white teenage boy.

As everyone jumps to censure Esquire for its perceived racism, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia for deciding to use a straight, white boy to represent what it means to be an American right now, they are missing that the idea to check in on the state of boys – even white boys – in a landscape that is quickly shifting for men, is sound.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte