The federal government has denied Alberta’s request to amend the Criminal Code to allow people to carry pepper spray for self-defencecan host small, in-person meetings..
Provincial Justice Minister Kaycee Madu sent a letter to both his federal counterpart and the public safety minister?two weeks agoreport says - Today News Post, arguing?victims of recent hate-motivated violence in the province would have benefited from carrying pepper spray. Madu also askedWhile some thieves wear masks, others almost appear to mug fo?Ottawa to establish mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of hate-motivated crimes.
Pepper spray is illegal to carry and its use can result in criminal charges.?
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair responded in a joint statement, saying that, while the government will always stand up for victims of hateto be needing to go to hospital or an ambulance to be called. So it, the requested changes to the Criminal Code won’t address the issueno clear causal relationship has been established between these rare events.?
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