03/20/2014 10:08 EDT | Updated 05/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Repeal of early parole violates rights, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has ruled a federal law that takes away early parole violates the rights of prisoners sentenced before the law came into effect.

The case involves Christopher John Whaling, a Vancouver arms dealer who was convicted of three gun offences.

When Whaling applied for accelerated parole, he was told he was no longer eligible for the program.

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