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Quebec minister wants omnibus crime bill changes
Quebec's Justice Minister has drafted a list of three proposed amendments to the provisions regarding young offenders in the federal government's omnibus crime bill, and has sent it to a slew of senators and federal MPs.

Jean-Marc Fournier said he would like the bill to focus on the public being protected on a long-term basis from young offenders, and criticized the bill for favouring short-term solutions such as prison terms, over rehabilitation.

The amendments stem from Fournier's dramatic appearance before the House of Commons justice and human rights committee on Nov. 1.

He called the omnibus crime bill a "Band-Aid solution", and said Quebec would refuse to absorb the added costs associated with the bill. Fournier presented the province's position that Bill C-10 will end up causing more crime because it does not focus on the rehabilitation of criminals, and young offenders in particular.
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