Sean Mallen

February 17, 2015 7:24 pm
Play video: An amendment to the Criminal Code will toughen penalties for attacking transit operators.
New law could mean tougher penalties for assaulting transit drivers

TORONTO – 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 Monday. The law requires judges to consider assault on a transit driver an aggravating…

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