91% support a mandatory two-year jail term for anyone selling drugs at or near a school
82% would include all sex offenders in the national registry
72% would repeal "faint-hope" clause
68% support ending conditional sentences for non-personal injury crimes
At least 63% support mandatory sentences for anyone growing marijuana with the purpose of trafficking
61% think mandatory minimum sentences are a good idea
Mandatory Jail Terms for Drug Crimes
Respondents to this survey were provided with some of the provisions of Bill C-15, which was passed by the House of Commons and must be ratified by the Senate before becoming law. Three-in-five respondents (63%) agree with enacting a mandatory six-month jail term for anyone growing from five to 200 marijuana plants, with the purpose of trafficking.
Support for two other marijuana-related provisions is higher, with 73 per cent agreeing to a mandatory one-year jail term for anyone growing from 201 to 500 marijuana plants, with the purpose of trafficking, and 75 per cent consenting to a mandatory two-year jail term for anyone growing more than 500 marijuana plants, with the purpose of trafficking.
Nine-in-ten Canadians (91%) support a regulation that calls for a mandatory two-year jail term for anyone selling or sharing Schedule I substances (such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine) on or near school grounds.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Crime Agenda Popular
If anyone wonders why the Conservatives seem to spend a disporportionate amount of their energy on crime legislation, and then use said legislation as a "wedge" issue, this poll provides the context:
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