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'Rotten Law' Punishes The Poor: Ex-Ontario Attorney General

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former attorney general Michael Bryant is calling on the Ontario government to repeal the "rotten law" that targets panhandlers and so-calle...

B.C. First Nations Progress Threatened: Top Official

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Federal tough-on-crime legislation puts vulnerable First Nations' communities at risk and could be exacerbating a vicious cycle of poverty...

Young Criminals Need TLC, Not Tough-On-Crime

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Canada has always been recognized as being one of the safest countries in the world, boasting exceptionally low murder and violent crime rates, particularly in comparison to our American counterparts. However, a recent rise in gun violence on the streets of Canada's largest city has left many Canadians concerned about how safe our communities truly are. This violence has left many Canadians wondering whether we should advance tough-on-crime agendas. But having worked with many vulnerable populations I firmly believe that our time and resources would be better spent in addressing the issue of youth violence by investing in long-term preventative solutions and programs.