Vancouver, B.C. [February 1]— Pivot Legal Society is intervening in two cases challenging mandatory minimum sentences being heard at the BC Court of Appeal.
Using the law as a catalyst for positive social change, Pivot Legal Society works to improve the lives of marginalized communities.
The Court will hear R v Dickey and R v Trasolini, both drug trafficking cases that involve the application of mandatory minimum jail sentences, in a two-day trial beginning today.
Pivot has intervened on several challenges to mandatory minimum sentencing provisions, including R v Lloyd, heard by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this month. Pivot also intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada cases R v Nur and R v Charles, which struck down mandatory minimum sentences in 2015 as they applied to firearms offences.
Pivot’s submission is available here.