THE federal government introduced Bill C-95, a package of anti-gang measures that target criminal gang activity, in 1997. The bill makes it an indictable offence for someone to knowingly participate in a criminal organization. This offence is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Critics of Bill C-95 say it goes too far, arguing it infringes on the freedom of association guaranteed by Section 2(d) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 7, 2007 $sourceSection$sourcePage