jusdge throws the book at child offender

On Thursday, the judge handed down a 7.5-year sentence making an example out of Rice as a warning to other potential offenders.

A British Columbia judge has faulted a lender for waiting years to collect on a loan in default while interest accumulated at 45%. The latest judgment follows a cabinet pledge to rewrite Canada’s usury law, according to Blacklock's Reporter.

“It seems inconsistent to permit such interest to be payable where little was done,” wrote Judge Jeremy Guild of B.C. Provincial Court in Salmon Arm. “There were significant delays in pursuing the debt and the claim,” he added.

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Matthew Horwood is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Parliamentary Bureau. He has a degree in journalism from Carleton University and has been a reporter for the Hill Times and the Ottawa Business Journal.

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