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Ottawa Citizen article on constitutionality of victim surcharge

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Overreaching mandatory surcharge unconstitutional “broad brush” punishment


Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald

Publication date:

Thurs. May 7th 2014 online and May 8th 2014 on paper.

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The Ottawa Citizen published a story about an Ontario judge's decision to rule the victim surcharge unconstitutional. Reporter Andrew Seymour interviewed Alexandria Black, Supervisory Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Ontario in Cobourg. Black represented the four plaintiffs in the case. The Calgary Herald also published the story.