538. Duty to give reasons for sentence.

Any court1 passing sentence2 on an offender must state in open court3, in ordinary language and in general terms, its reasons for deciding on the sentence4. In complying with this requirement:

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    (1)     the court must identify any definitive sentencing guidelines5 relevant to the offender's case, explain how it discharged its duty6 to follow such guidelines unless satisfied it would be contrary to the interests of justice to do so7, and where it was satisfied it would be contrary to the interests of justice to follow the guidelines, state why