Harper Crime Bill

Lawyers Challenge Tories' Tough-On-Crime Agenda

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Quebec Bar Association has launched a legal challenge against parts of the federal Conservatives' law-and-order agenda.In a case that cou...

Province Pledges To Do Everything It Can To Fight Crime Bill

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's vigorous opposition of the Harper government's freshly adopted crime legislation entered a new phase Tuesday as the province pledg...

Bill C-10: The Debate that Wasn't

Irwin Cotler | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

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

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Politics

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 l...

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...

How to Punish the Innocent at Maximum Cost

Irwin Cotler | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Mandatory minimums do not make anyone safer, though Conservatives insist on adding them to the crime bill. It is not as though criminals Google the potential consequence of an offence before committing it.

'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...

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...

Harper Shuts Out Committees on Crime

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Errol P. Mendes

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.

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...

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...

Ottawa Won't Cover Ontario's $1-Billion Tab For Crime Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

CHARLOTTETOWN - The federal justice minister is rebuffing calls from Ontario to foot the costs of implementing the omnibus crime bill.Rob Nicholson to...

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. ...

Could Tory Crime Bill Lead To Another Unity Crisis?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Jean Charest has found himself in an awkward spot today, thanks to a dispute over federal crime legislation.The premier is bei...

Althia Raj

Quebec Needs Its Own Criminal Code?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Tuesday, Amir Khadi, the lone MP for Quebec Solidaire, introduced a motion in the Quebec National Assembly calling on the provincial governmen...

Fight Over Crime Bill Escalates

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The war of words between Ottawa and Quebec over federal tough-on-crime legislation heated up Wednesday.Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, one of...