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Pana Merchant

The Hon. Pana  Merchant, B.A. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Pana Merchant represents the province of Saskatchewan and the Senatorial Division of Saskatchewan. She has served in the Senate of Canada since December 12, 2002.

British Columbians have had it “up to here” with gang violence

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Published by Senator Larry Campbell on 25 February 2009

The laws governing possession of illegal firearms must be changed. There should be no bail for someone found with a firearm. There can only be one reason for having the weapon, and that is to wreak havoc and violence. There should be no two days’ credit for every one served in pre-trial custody. There should be no reward for contributing to gang related or any other shooting. The Crown must stop plea bargaining weapons charges. To assist in this, a reverse onus should be placed on the accused, rather than the Crown having to prove possession. Let’s let the accused show lack of possession. Oppressive? Overreaction? Tell that to the parents, family and friends of those killed in needless gang violence. 


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