Mr. Speaker, yesterday Canadians heard more dithering when the justice minister dismissed calls for mandatory prison sentences from front line police groups by referring to evidence that such sentences do not work.
In the next breath, he also said that Canada already has mandatory minimums and that he has told police and victims groups that he will consider more of them.
Which is it? Is he for or against mandatory prison sentences? Will he admit that they are necessary in more crimes than is currently the case?