Justice Canada

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...