Crime Canada

Victim's Bill Of Rights Ready In 'Days'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A long-promised victim's bill of rights is about to be introduced in Parliament, The Canadian Press has learned.The arrival of the legislatio...

The Staggering Cost Of Violent Crimes

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Violent crimes in Canada come with a huge financial cost, to victims and to the justice system, says a new Justice Canada report.Five types o...

The Canadian Man Charged for Defending Himself

Karen Selick | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada
Karen Selick

One morning in August, 2010 Ian Thomson awoke to find intruders firebombing his house. As an experienced firearms instructor, Thomson knew what he had to do. He got his gun out of the safe where it was stored and scared the men off his property by firing over their heads. Then he was charged with four offences.

Prison: Not a Cure for Child Murderers

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

Should we challenge mental health experts? Challenge the justice system on the grounds that we do not agree with a single, solitary verdict? On the grounds that the crime is particularly horrendous? Should we accept that a government is using a single, solitary court decision that it disagrees with and that causes public outcry to change the laws?

Should Canada Be Getting Tough on Crime?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Romeo Vitelli

Since 2006 when Prime Minister Stephen Harper first took office, his governing party has passed numerous bills designed to reinforce his "tough on crime" approach. There is no real evidence of a crime "epidemic" and the current direction the federal government is taking will not reduce crime or protect the public.

Tories' Next Tough-On-Crime Target

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is set to introduce tougher sentences for those convicted of elder abuse.The Canadian Press has learned that Justice M...

Quebec Senators United Against C-10

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

Here in Quebec, we have an original approach to youth crime that works. In 2010, the severity of youth crime in Quebec was the lowest in Canada, proof that we are not "soft" on crime but rather that we are smart and "tough" on its root causes. But now the Harper government wants to ignore the evidence and change that approach.

Tackle, Don't Shackle, the Crime Problem

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

The Conservative government's new crime bill, Bill C-10, is likely to be voted on in the Senate this week. The legislation is misguided, ill- advised, will cost billions, and goes against what other jurisdictions have learned. The goal of the government should be to help, not shackle, its citizens

Crime Bill Would Make Canada Less Safe: Critics

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A group including a victims' advocate, two retired judges and a former Conservative MP say Canadians will be more fearful and less safe five ...

Crime Statistics Matter -- If You're in a Gang

Steve Lafleur | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

Western Canadian cities once again dominated the Maclean's "Most Dangerous Cities" list. Prince George, BC, is number one, but while the rankings are useful for policy makers, they need to be taken with a grain of salt. Despite media hype, Canada's cities are safe.

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...