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Canada's Supreme Court says extreme intoxication a valid defense in murders, sex assaults

National Post: 'The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that defendants accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault may use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defence, striking down a federal law supported by women’s advocacy groups.


'The Supreme Court said a law passed by Parliament in 1995 that prohibits the defence was unconstitutional and violates the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


'“Its impact on the principles of fundamental justice is disproportionate to its overarching public benefits. It should therefore be declared unconstitutional and of no force or effect,” said Justice Nicholas Kasirer, writing for a unanimous Supreme Court.


'Kasirer said the use of the Criminal Code section violated the Charter because a person’s decision to become intoxicated does not mean they intended to commit a violent offence.'


The state is offing the old, the infirm, and the unborn. Gangsters murdering people in Toronto and Vancouver get off with slaps on the wrists. Just admit it, Canada: murder is legal.

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