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Justice Minister Rob Nicholson touted the government's omnibus crime bill Monday morning, which is scheduled for a final vote in the House of Commons later in the day.

CANNABIS CULTURE - Though crime rates in Canada are at their lowest in four decades, the Conservative government today reintroduced crime legislation in a massive omnibus bill that includes mandatory minimum sentences for minor marijuana offences and other extreme and costly measures.

Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats took turns accusing each other of being soft on crime as the Harper government urged opposition parties to support its latest attempt to toughen sentences for drug-related activity.

A Conservative bill to jail offenders caught growing five or more marijuana plants was back before the Senate Wednesday, a year after it watered down the government's proposals by raising the bar to 200 plants.
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