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Criminal Law, 7/e$75.00 – $120.00
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,  3 S.C.R. 134 at para. 133.)