Feb 28, 2014 - FAMILIES FOR JUSTICE ORGANIZATION TO MEET WITH JUSTICE MINISTER


Sheri Arsenault will finally have a discussion with Justice Minister Peter MacKay tomorrow in Calgary, as she looks for more strict sentences for drunk drivers who cause fatal collisions.

Arsenault’s son Bradley and two of his friends were killed by a drunk driver over 2 years ago in Beaumont.

She was set to meet with ex-Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, but a cabinet shift on the very day of the meeting delayed the process.

Arsenault says that she will be looking for a mandatory minimum sentence.

“What were looking for is mandatory minimums for this because its a very serious crime, its vehicular manslaughter is what it is. The education and awareness is out there, and has been for two decades, but people continue to do it and then don’t want to take responsibility. Our government has put in many laws for mandatory minimums but mostly for non-violent crimes,” says Arsenault.

Arsenault, who is part of a group called The Families for Justice Organization, will be looking for a five year minimum sentence for people convicted of killing someone while driving under the influence.

She added that more often than not, criminals rarely serve an entire sentence, but rather only a percentage of the term. 

Source: 630 CHED

 


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