The Globe & Mail interviews Toronto author and singer David Bidini about the tough-on-crime era in Canada. Offering an everyman perspective on the issues, Bidini wisely tries to avoid making judgments about the justice system that others are better positioned to comment on. He does reveal the difficulties with messaging about mandatory minimum sentences, however, suggesting that one might get “fed… into a criminal justice system rejigged by the Harper government to meet minimum marijuana sentencing” for being caught with a joint on Bloor Street. The Cons have not yet proposed MMS for simple possession of marijuana.
Dave Bidini on ‘getting tough on crime’