Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime?
What if I committed a very serious crime?
There are no crimes so serious that Gladue does not apply. Gladue applies to all crimes in the Criminal Code of Canada.
Each case has to be decided on its own, no matter what the crime is. The sentence could be one that fits your situation and has meaning in your culture.
Remember, even if you are sent to jail, the judge still needs to decide how long you spend there.