First, remove the handcuffs from judges and let them do the job they are paid to do: judge. One Criminal Code amendment can undo the worst of the mandatory measures that have eliminated judicial discretion and thereby reduced public safety. It could provide that, notwithstanding any other provisions, a judge may impose something other than the mandatory measure. Judges could be required to state in open court what the compelling reasons were for their decisions.
Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut