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Christie Blatchford: Humboldt sentencing judge did as good as possible with a case full of despair

30 days ago   |   By National Post

Sentencing is as much art as science or math, driven by the very particular facts of each case and only roughly guided by what has gone before in other courtrooms.
Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judge Inez Cardinal got the mix if not right, then close, which is as good as it gets for human beings.
Friday in Melfort, she sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who almost a year ago barrelled his big semi-tractor through a stop sign and was T-boned by the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus, to eight years in prison.
The rest is horrific history: Sixteen people, the young players so full of promise and...
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