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Justice committee  Certainly. It's somewhat ironic, the fact that we're talking about a victim fine surcharge designed to provide funding and protection to victims of crime, and so often our clients, and other low-income folks across Canada, who are engaged in oftentimes petty crimes, breaches of b

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  Absolutely. It's in recognition of all of those harms I outlined. In terms of balancing the different possibilities, that, unfortunately, is in some ways the least of all evils.

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  Certainly. I would note that Naomi's portion of the submissions did note a number of recommendations. If you'd like, Naomi could reiterate those.

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  Certainly. Following Naomi's comments, I'll answer your question with respect to the day in jail. And thank you for the compliment. It's appreciated.

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  You'd raised a question about the practice in B.C., which is commonplace, around sentencing an offender to a day in jail in default of payment. In our submissions as intervenors, we actually appended a list of over 100 cases in B.C. in which a sentencing judge ordered for a surch

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  For today, we'll be limiting our submissions to those around the victim fine surcharge. I believe the committee will be hearing from Marie-Ève Sylvestre on some of the impacts of the bill with respect to sex workers as well as bail conditions. She's probably far better placed t

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane

Justice committee  Good afternoon, honourable Chair and members of the committee. My name is Caitlin Shane, and I'm a lawyer with Pivot Legal Society. I'm joined today by Naomi Moses, who is a lawyer and one of Pivot's board members. Pivot is a human rights and legal advocacy organization based ou

September 25th, 2018Committee meeting

Caitlin Shane