Canada Crime

'Cruel And Unusual': Ontario Court Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentence

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Sending a first-time offender to prison for three years for possessing a loaded gun is "cruel and unusual punishment," an Ontario judge rule...

Ottawa Opens Pockets For N.B. Crime Victims

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government is providing $1.6 million in funding to help victims of crime in New Brunswick. The funding, announced...

Justice Ministers Meet On Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government's new crime bill was on everyone's mind for the second day of the justice ministers' meeting Wednesday in Charlotte...

Kevin O'Leary: Everything That's Wrong With the One Per Cent

Julie Devaney | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Business
Julie Devaney

In Kevin O'Leary's new show, "Redemption Inc.," he promotes himself as a hero to the poor, criminalized, disenfranchised. He unquestioningly relies on market-driven clichés -- as he tells the woman who he sends home in the first episode: "You have to ask yourself, 'What can I do to make myself better and help the people I work for?'"

Poker Champ Describes Home Invasion

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A bloodied former world poker champ thought he was going to die when two robbers posing as couriers barged into his home and hand-delivered...

RCMP Investigating Alberta Highway Murders

CP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

CLARESHOLM, Alta. - Three people were killed in southern Alberta and a fourth person was in hospital clinging to life in what RCMP are calling a murde...

VAST Majority Of Canadians Feel Safe From Crime

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - On the eve of dramatic Conservative efforts to toughen up the justice system, a new Statistics Canada survey suggests a vast majority of Can...

How Useful Are Public Sex Offender Registries?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Vitelli

Though access to sex offender registries continue to be limited to police and correctional agencies here in Canada, America's attempts at creating a nationwide database have been stymied by how the state registries are operated and the wide differences in how sex offenders are treated from one state to another.

More Than 7 Billion Served: The Case for Optimism

David Gratzer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada
David Gratzer

There are more people in the world, yet we are collectively more free and prosperous. Global cooling and the viral Armageddon never happened. Communism ended, liberating Eastern Europe, all without a shot fired. Even the average IQ is -- amazingly -- trending up. The data is good. Really good.

Embezzlers And Ponzi Schemers Beware: Canada Getting Tough On White Collar Crime

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Fraudsters found guilty of white-collar crimes in Canada now face tougher sentences and penalties.Ottawa officially introduced tougher rule...

Tough on Crime, Facts Be Damned

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, the Harper guys want to be 'tough,' and just throw all the 'bad guys' behind bars -- at huge expense.

Homicide Rate Hits 44-Year Low

CBC | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Canada's homicide rate last year fell to the lowest level since the mid-1960s, according to Statistics Canada, a decrease the agency says...

Why I Am Still a Republican

David Frum | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
David Frum

For three years, my political party has veered in a direction I cannot follow. And if the GOP insists on framing the 2012 election as a ballot question on fiscal and monetary austerity, or if they nominate somebody manifestly incompetent to do the job of president, they're going to lose me -- and a lot more people.

Court Rejects Child Porn As Art Defence

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada's top court has ordered a new trial for a man who claimed he collected hundreds of child porn images for artistic purposes.In a unanim...

Winnipeg Kids Allegedly Robbed Stores Wielding Bear Spray

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they've caught two children wanted in a string of robberies where one of the suspects held up businesses while armed...

Pass This Crime Bill Now: Conservatives

CBC | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are estimating the cost of their omnibus crime bill at $78.6 million over five years, a figure the opposition says is u...

Downtown Winnipeg Stays Too Risky For Air Canada Crews

CBC | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

Air Canada says its pilots and flight crews will no longer stay in downtown Winnipeg after a security review of the area prompted concern...

Water Polo Player Banned For Riot Role

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Canadian water polo player who was shown in some notorious images from the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot has been banned from the national tea...

Drugs Number One Reason For Federal Prosecutions

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Almost three quarters of all cases handled by federal prosecutors last year involved drugs, according to the annual report from the Public Pr...

Killer Clifford Olson Dying

CBC | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

Convicted serial killer Clifford Robert Olson is dying of cancer and has only days to live, according to the families of some of his vict...

Althia Raj

Tories To Debut Massive Crime Bill Despite Drop In Reported Incidents

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government will introduce sweeping justice reforms Tuesday with a massive omnibus bill it hopes to pass early in the new year. Th...

Should We Pay for Crime Prevention or Make Crime Pay?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Liberals (and the NDP) ridicule our plans to put prisoners to work. They think GPS bracelets on sex offenders is a dumb idea. And a website that tracks sexual predators? Ridiculous. I ask, though: if not these ideas, what? Is Dalton McGuinty satisfied that he's doing enough?

Montreal Daycare Firebombed Twice

CBC | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada

A Montreal daycare struck by arson three times in the past two weeks was raided two years ago during an international ID fraud probe. ...

Canada's Anti-Terrorism Laws: Better to Have and Not Need

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Mubin Shaikh

In the Toronto 18 case in which I testified five times over four years, it was clear that had there been no such legislation, the offences that the Superior Court found to be criminal would probably not have been denounced as required.

Remains Found During Search For Missing Sask. Woman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2011 | Canada

HERSCHEL, Sask. - Mounties in Saskatchewan say remains they believe are human have been found near the search area for a woman who vanished while supp...