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R v. Nur (2013), 117 O.R.(3d) 401 (C.A.)

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Acted for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association which intervened at trial and in the Ontario Court of Appeal and successfully challenged the constitutionality of a mandatory minimum sentence under the Criminal Code for possession of a firearm. This case marked the first time that the Ontario Court of Appeal has ever ruled that a law constituted cruel and unusual punishment contrary to section 12 of the Charter, a position advocated by our client. It also marks the first time the Court of Appeal has found a mandatory minimum sentence unconstitutional. Link to case: http://www.ontariocourts.ca/decisions/2013/2013ONCA0677.htm

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