Mandatory Minimums Canada

Harper's Tough-On-Crime Agenda Dealt Another Blow

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Politics

"Grossly disproportionate."

Top Court Deals Another Big Blow To Harper

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada dealt the Harper government's tough-on-crime agenda a serious blow Tuesday by striking down a law requiring manda...

Court Strikes Down Tory Mandatory Minimum Sentences

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mandatory minimum sentences for gun possession enacted by the federal Conservatives' as part of their law-and-order agenda are "cruel and un...

Photo Of Half-Naked Man With A Gun May Help Squash Tory Crime Laws

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The coming year could bring some clarity to the murky legal waters of the federal Conservatives' law-and-order agenda, particularly mandator...

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...

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...

PHOTOS: 9 Big Changes In The Tory Crime Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bill C-10, dubbed the "Safe Streets and Communities Act" by the Conservative government, receives final approval in the House of Commons on M...

Tory Bill Crime Passes House Vote

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government that rushed to pass a massive crime bill by curtailing debate in the House of Commons and Senate now says it will...

PHOTOS: 15 Things Critics Fear In The Tory Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are expected to pass their controversial omnibus crime bill this week, the first in a series of anti-crime measures the majority gov...

'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...