Harper Omnibus Crime Bill

New Controversy Over Omnibus Conservative Crime Act

CBC | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Politics

Federal New Democrat MP and justice critic Françoise Boivin is warning of growing tensions between the federal government and the courts, following a...

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.

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.

Pass This Crime Bill Now: Conservatives

CBC | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are estimating the cost of their omnibus crime bill at $78.6 million over five years, a figure the opposition says is u...

Althia Raj

Harper Vows To Reintroduce Controversial Anti-Terrorism Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Liberal interim leader Bob Rae told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday that if Prime Minister Stephen Harper wanted to bring back the measures he w...

Harper's Omnibus Crime Bill: Canadian Justice Gets A Major Makeover

The Huffington Post Canada | David Gibb | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Politics

Tough on crime or the fast route to a police state? With today’s Speech from the Throne, Canada is about to embark on a radical makeover of its ...