What’s Current: Ottawa judge rules mandatory minimum sentences should not apply to ‘nice’ pimp

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  • Justice Colin McKinnon rules that the mandatory minimum sentences for two sex offences — receiving a benefit from the prostitution of someone under 18, and making and possessing child porn — perpetrated by a pimp should not apply because he is “a very nice person.”
  • B.C.’s gambling regulator is investigating the management of River Rock Casino for the handling of alleged incidents in the casino’s VIP gaming rooms, after a VIP gambler allegedly assaulted a female employee.
  • Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has instructed his staff to contact WestJet after Lenore Herrem, a trans-identified man, was “outed” as a trans-identified man. WestJet apologized to Herrem provided him with a credit for his flight.
  • Steven Kelley, 46, was shot dead by his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter after she and her 12-year-old brother witnessed him strangling his girlfriend, threatening to cut her throat and kill her and her three children.
Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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