CBC Prince Edward Island


Victim's Surcharges - Trish Cheverie

CourtsPoliceLaw.jpgRecently, there has been two significant changes to the victim's surcharge people pay if they're convicted of a crime. First, the fees were doubled. More significantly, the fines have been made mandatory, that means judges no longer have the discretion to waive the fine if they feel it would cause undue hardship for the offender.

The judiciary has been speaking out against the change, including PEI Provincial Court Judge Jeff Lantz. For another perspective I spoke with Trish Cheverie. She's a legal aid lawyer based out of Summerside.

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Married on Friday the 13th

Friday13thMarriage.jpgThink it's bad luck to get married on Friday the 13th? We hear from one couple who says "absolutely not"! They tied the knot today at the courthouse in Charlottetown. Our reporter Robyn Miller headed to the courthouse meet that lovely couple and the court prothonotary.

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Clarence Arnold Moase Sentencing - Reporter Brian Higgins

Clarence Arnold Moase Sentencing.jpgThe drunk driver who killed a tourist from Alberta this summer has been sentenced to six years in prison. Clarence Arnold Moase of Kensington killed Elizabeth Sovis when he hit her with the van he was driving. Sovis was cycling on the Island at the time. Moase had four prior drunk driving convictions. Brian Higgins talked with defense lawyer Michael Drake and with crown attorney John MacMillan today.

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