Mandatory Minimums

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...

Ontario Should Commit Sociology to Combat Harper's Crime Agenda

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

The Ontario government should not be afraid to resist Harper's misguided crime agenda. Instead of selling out another generation for political expediency, Ontario should commit the crime that Harper fears the most: sociology.

Gun Possession Sentences Struck Down By B.C. Court

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia judge has concluded the federal government's mandatory-minimum sentence for the possession of a loaded and prohibited f...

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...

Canada's Sex Assault Charges Are Too Fast and Loose

Reid Rusonik | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada
Reid Rusonik

There has been a complete elimination of the discretion not to charge in sexual assault complaints followed by a complete elimination of the individual Crown's discretion not to prosecute them. There are two major types of individuals who suffer as a result: real victims of sexual assault and those who should never have been charged in the first place.

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...

Ruling Against Mandatory Minimums Fails To Light Tory Fire

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative government with long history of rhetorical explosions over activist judges is keeping its powder dry in the face of a court ju...

Crime Bill May Spike Number In Jail For Growing Pot

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Only about one of every six people convicted in marijuana grow-op cases goes to jail, says a newly released Justice Department study.The find...

Liberals Try To Delay Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

Liberal MPs are invoking a procedural delay on the Conservatives' omnibus crime bill, debating a change to the proposed package of justic...

PHOTOS: Key Measures In Tory Crime Bill

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

Sweeping changes to Canada's criminal-justice regime have been introduced in the House of Commons as part of an omnibus Conservative crime bill. Th...

Tories Roll Out Huge Crime Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sweeping changes to Canada's criminal-justice regime have been introduced in the House of Commons as part of an omnibus Conservative crime bi...

Tories Introducing Major Crime Bill

CBC | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's majority Conservative government has begun a push to make good on a major election campaign pledge Tuesda...