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Wpg Free Press: Charter challenge from classroom to courtroom

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

A group of University of Manitoba law students has taken on a unique charter challenge, arguing hefty mandatory minimum fines are “cruel and unusual” punishment for low-income tax offenders.

In May 2020, Larissa Campbell, student supervisor at the university’s Community Law Centre (known as the Legal Aid clinic), was in charge of several cases of Manitobans who had brought cigarettes into the province from a First Nations community just across the Ontario border, without having paid the required taxes.

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