Justice Canada

Limited Programs For Aboriginals, Mentally Ill In Justice System: Study

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.10.2016 | Canada

A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.

How Canada's Medical Marijuana Ruling Will Affect You

George Smitherman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
George Smitherman

No matter how you cut it, the market for Licensed Producers in Canada will continue to grow even as some patients choose to be green thumbs. The real economic threat posed by the Court ruling is to those who have been operating outside of the intent and the spirit of the law(s) and who are likely now to be fully exposed.

Court Program For Drug Addicts Helping Mostly White Males, Report Finds

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada

The program aims to stop the "revolving door" of addiction and crime.

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.

Put Rural Girls on the Social Map in Canada

Saman Ahsan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Saman Ahsan

According to Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, rural and northern girls are more likely to smoke and drink, have higher rates of suicide, and have poorer mental health made worse by the remoteness of their location. These factors could explain why the mortality rate for rural girls is double the rate for those in urban areas.

When Transparency Can Hurt Democracy

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

A Department of Justice lawyer, Edgar Schmidt, recently challenged his employer in court, alleging that the process that the Department uses to analyz...

Canada's First Racial Discrimination Trial

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

It is oft-implied that the United States had segregation while Canada was above this racial retardment. Hollywood movies dramatize the plight of Afric...

Report On Violence Against Aboriginal Women Excludes Voices Of Subjects, Says NDP

CP | Chris Herhalt, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new Commons committee report meant to address the crisis of violence against aboriginal women ignores the testimony of most of the women it...