Gross disproportionality

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Grounds for invalidating sentences as cruel and unusual punishment under section 12 of the Charter.


“[S]tate actions or legislative responses to a problem that are so extreme as to be disproportionate to any legitimate government interest.” (Canada (Attorney General) v. P.H.S. Community Services Society, [2011] 3 S.C.R. 134 at para. 133.)

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