Libby speaking out against Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Under Canada's proposed new drug laws, an 18-year-old who shares a joint with a 17-year-old friend could end up in jail. Small-time addicts convicted of pushing drugs near schools, parks, malls or other prospective youth hangouts would be automatically incarcerated for two years. Growers caught selling even one plant to a friend would also be jailed. The Harper government's bill to impose Canada's first mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug crimes -- removing judges' sentencing discretion -- has come under intense scrutiny in public hearings, which began last week.