In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has overturned an appeal court's decision to reduce a convicted child abuser's sentence from 15 years to nine. Following several of their missteps lately, we finally get to see the Supreme Court doing the right thing.
Thanks to the SCoC, the man who, according to a ctv.ca story, "sexually assaulted his four-year-old daughter and took pornographic pictures of her and a young friend," will no be adequately punished for his heinous and terrible crimes.
Apparently, the dissenting judge argued that the 'original sentence was overly sever in comparison to sentences in similar cases.' I would argue that he is wrong and instead, these other similar cases were underwhelmingly lenient and irresponsible. When an individual does something so wrong as to abuse, physically and mentally harm, and exploit young children, a very harsh sentence is required in order to see justice served.
Unlike their recent decision to enshrine the youth court into the constitution of Canada, which is factually incorrect (seeing as it was a policy decision to create it in 1908, it should continue to exist solely at the privilege of parliament with the right to change or even remove it remaining firmly in the hands of policy makers), this is an example of the SCoC doing the right thing.
Now if only we could see more similar decisions!