Conservatives Crime

Criminal Justice Had A Hefty Price Tag

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Per capita spending on criminal justice — including federal and provincial jails, court costs and policing — has climbed 23 per cent over...

WATCH: Harper Gets Emotional Announcing New Crime Laws

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics

BURNABY, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced legislation Friday that places new restrictions on violent offenders deemed not criminally res...

Pardons Plummet

CP | Jim Bronskill and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Applications for criminal record suspensions, formerly known as pardons, have plummeted since the Conservative government finalized tough new...

Changed Crime Bill On Verge Of Becoming Law

CBC | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The government's omnibus crime bill was back in the House of Commons Tuesday after it was amended last week in the Senate and it could be...

Althia Raj

Conservative Senator Votes Against Party's Own Crime Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- Canada's senators burnt the midnight oil Thursday as they wrapped up debate on the Conservatives' controversial crime bill. The Tories' m...

Crime Bill Provision Could Cost Provinces Millions

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Restricting house arrest is going to cost the provinces and territories almost $140 million a year, produce fewer convictions and reduce the ...

Senate Committee Amends Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee passed Conservative amendments to the government's controversial omnibus crime legi...

Why Crime Bill Could Put More Accused Crooks Back On The Street

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government's proposed omnibus crime bill could free more accused criminals than it incarcerates, according to the Canadian Ba...

Nunavut Justice Minister Trashes Tory Crime Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's massive new crime bill runs counter to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal justice, Nunavut's justic...

Ombudsman Says Crime Bill Falls Short For Victims

CBC | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada needs to focus more on the rights of victims and less on offenders, and the omnibus crime bill doesn't do enough to shift the focu...

Sober Second Thoughts On Crime Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's massive new crime bill is getting a sober second look from the Senate, and the controversial legislation is exp...

Harper 'Dumb On Crime,' Says Corrections Union Chief

CBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The corrections officers’ union voiced its opposition to the much-discussed omnibus crime legislation Bill C-10, which they say puts mo...

Crime Bill May Pack Ontario's Prisons

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The omnibus federal crime bill will cost Ontario more than $1 billion in increased police and court costs, the province's Liberal government...

Harper's Crime Agenda Sensationalizes Youth Crime, Experts Say

CBC | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Politics

Experts in Nova Scotia say the federal government's planned youth crime bill is misguided and runs counter to statistical evidence. ...

Senate In No Hurry To Pass Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

When it comes to the Harper government's omnibus crime legislation, the Senate's sober second thought will carry over into the new year, ...

Althia Raj

Cotler Expresses Outrage About Misleading Tory Phone Calls

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party’s tactics have gone beyond the realm of acceptable partisan activity and are not just politics as usual, Montreal Liberal MP ...

Omnibus Crime Bill Passes Final Vote

CBC | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government's omnibus crime bill passed the final vote 157-127 in the House of Commons on Monday night. Earlier Monday, Justice Minister...

Will Crime Bill Really Make Streets Safer?

CBC | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs are not giving up on their attempts to amend the omnibus crime bill as debate resumed in the House of Commons on Tuesday. ...

Althia Raj

Tories To Bring Back Controversial Anti-Terror Measures Minus Safeguards

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government is thinking of permanently bringing back tough anti-terrorism measures that civil libertarians decry, despite the fact Can...