Joseph Ryan Lloyd v. Her Majesty the Queen

(British Columbia) (Criminal) (By Leave)


Canadian charter (Criminal) - Criminal law, Cruel and unusual treatment or punishment (s. 12).


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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Criminal law - Cruel and unusual treatment or punishment - Mandatory minimum sentence - Section 5(3)(a)(i)(D) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act S.C. 1996, c. 19 - Must a court find an inflationary effect on the sentence of the person bringing a s. 12 Charter claim in order to consider the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum in issue - Does s. 5(3)(a)(i)(D) of the CDSA violate ss. 7, 9 and 12 of the Charter - Does the provincial court of British Columbia have jurisdiction to declare legislation to be of no force and effect if legislation is found to infringe a Charter right - Should an appellate court disturb a sentence that is not demonstrably unfit as it is within the range of accepted sentence but at the low end of the range.