Department of Justice

The Conservatives' Clever Ploy With the Truth in Sentencing Act

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

While certainly the Harper government wishes to reduce the discretion of justices in almost every scenario, I view subsection 3.1 as an escape valve. This legislation is ideological but it is also strategically drafted. Creating an escape clause to the general rule, while also leaving "the circumstances" undefined and ambiguous was done so that the legislation would survive a challenge.

Althia Raj

Tories Defend Spending Millions On Outside Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

UPDATE, March 28: The Conservative Government tabled a revised version of their legal costs Thursday, bumping the total number spent on outside legal ...

Althia Raj

How Did Ottawa Spend Half A Billion On Lawyers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The Conservative government has spent $482 million on outside legal fees since it came to power in 2006. And more than $447,045 to defend...

Harper Government Centralizing, Slashing Federal Web Info

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Scheduled to roll out at the end of this month, the federal government's Web Renewal Action! Plan will change how government information is posted and archived online, and not for the better. It clearly outlines the intention to drastically cut the number of government websites available to Canadians. Even more worrisome is the fact it's also contemplating preserving only that which receives a suitable number of clicks. Because everyone knows the most important information is always the most popular.

Do Conservatives Really Want to Help Victims?

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Our current federal government's approach to dealing with crime and helping victims has been simple and simply wrong: keep people in jail longer, increase sentences, expand mandatory minimums and focus on punishment, not prevention or rehabilitation.

'Negligent' Court Officials Booted From National Security Case

CP | Colin Pekel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Eleven federal lawyers and assistants have been ordered to step down from a long-running national security case in an unusual court ruling t...

Harper Backs Down on Gay Marriage

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

I suggest this whole incident be seen as an important moment. It is clear many, many Canadians are scared about the ideologically driven Federal government under Harper: Mr. Harper: take note. Conservative values are not Canadian values and many people are increasingly enraged by your policies.