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Tories ignore Quebec's last-minute plea on crime bill

"The door was closed,” says Fournier

A last-ditch attempt by Quebec to insert amendments into the Tories’ omnibus crime bill on Tuesday bore no fruit. Quebec’s Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier met with his counterpart in Ottawa, Rob Nicholson, today to ask once more that the Conservative government revise some parts of the bill that he fears will harm the province’s ability to pursue a rehabilitation-oriented approach to young offenders. “I came here today and the door was closed,” Fournier to reporters after the meeting.

The Globe and Mail

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