Mr. Speaker, I would like to hear what the hon. member has to say about the fact that, at its annual meeting on August 13 and 14, 2011, the Canadian Bar Association adopted a resolution that states:
...WHEREAS mandatory minimum sentences remove judicial discretion from the sentencing process, precluding sentencing judges from balancing all the factors of the case and imposing a one-size-fits-all solution to dispositions;
...WHEREAS mandatory minimum sentences disproportionately impact already disadvantaged populations, including Aboriginal people;
I would like to add youth to that.
I would like the hon. member to comment on the resolution adopted by the Canadian Bar Association.