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New law could mean tougher penalties for assaulting transit drivers

from Global News

People convicted of assaulting transit drivers may soon face longer sentences under a new amendment to Canada's criminal code. Bill S-221 sailed through both houses of Parliament in less than a year, passing unanimously in the House of Commons. The law requires judges to consider assault on a transit driver an aggravating factor when passing sentence. It covers not only drivers of buses and streetcars, but also school buses and taxis. more


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