Omnibus Crime Bill Harper

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.

Harsher Penalties For Pot Growers Than For Pedophiles? He Knows

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Media reports that some pot growers will face harsher mandatory-minimum sentences than child rapists under the Conservative government's new ...