Mr. Morris was convicted of various firearm offences. In July 2018, Ontario Superior Court Justice Shaun Nakatsuru sentenced him to a 12-month jail sentence, reduced from 15 months after consideration of Charter breaches. Among other factors, Justice Nakatsuru took into account Mr. Morris’ background and the impact anti-Black racism had in his life, informed by the reports from leading experts on anti-Black racism in Canada. The Crown appealed the sentence and submitted, among other things, that the sentencing judge erred in his treatment of social context evidence of racism.


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