Harper Crime Bill


Bill C-10: The Debate that Wasn't

Today, the House had its final opportunity to debate Bill C-10, the Conservative omnibus crime bill. It is quick to judge non-violent offenders as needing lengthy mandatory minimum prison sentences in the face of all evidence to the contrary.

NDP Tactics Delay Passage Of Crime Bill

OTTAWA - Procedural tactics by the NDP in the House of Commons managed to postpone a final vote on the Conservative government's sweeping crime bill late Wednesday.The stalling tactics mean Bill C-10...

Senate Committee Amends Crime Bill

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee passed Conservative amendments to the government's controversial omnibus crime legislation Monday morning, signalling the government's admission t...

Harper Shuts Out Committees on Crime

The Tories are invoking closure on the omnibus Crime Bill. Canadians may be sleepwalking while the seat of their country's democracy is being slowly choked. We barely have a properly functioning Parliament due to the anti-democratic instincts of the Harper Conservatives.

Sober Second Thoughts On Crime Bill

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's massive new crime bill is getting a sober second look from the Senate, and the controversial legislation is expected to see government-sponsored changes.Justice...

Crime Bill May Pack Ontario's Prisons

TORONTO - The omnibus federal crime bill will cost Ontario more than $1 billion in increased police and court costs, the province's Liberal government said Monday as it demanded Ottawa pick up the tab...

Senate In No Hurry To Pass Crime Bill

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

Omnibus Crime Bill Passes Final Vote

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 Rob Nicholson held a news conference in Ottawa to ex...

Quebec Needs Its Own Criminal Code?

UPDATE: Tuesday, Amir Khadi, the lone MP for Quebec Solidaire, introduced a motion in the Quebec National Assembly calling on the provincial government to take the necessary measures to ensure that Qu...

Fight Over Crime Bill Escalates

OTTAWA - The war of words between Ottawa and Quebec over federal tough-on-crime legislation heated up Wednesday.Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, one of the Harper government's official spokesmen on its...

Police Stir The Pot In B.C.

VICTORIA - The Conservative government says it means business when it comes to fighting marijuana growers, but there's a nudge-nudge, wink-wink feeling in British Columbia over Ottawa's plans to jail...

McGuinty Lets Harper Know Who's Boss

Premier Dalton McGuinty has wasted no time showing Ontarians who handed him his "major minority" on Oct. 6 and that he won't be pushed around by the Harper government in Ottawa. In a continuing polit...