Crime

Quebec Senators United Against C-10

Here in Quebec, we have an original approach to youth crime that works. In 2010, the severity of youth crime in Quebec was the lowest in Canada, proof that we are not "soft" on crime but rather that we are smart and "tough" on its root causes. But now the Harper government wants to ignore the evidence and change that approach.
AP

Tackle, Don't Shackle, the Crime Problem

The Conservative government's new crime bill, Bill C-10, is likely to be voted on in the Senate this week. The legislation is misguided, ill- advised, will cost billions, and goes against what other jurisdictions have learned. The goal of the government should be to help, not shackle, its citizens
AP

Crime Statistics Matter -- If You're in a Gang

Western Canadian cities once again dominated the Maclean's "Most Dangerous Cities" list. Prince George, BC, is number one, but while the rankings are useful for policy makers, they need to be taken with a grain of salt. Despite media hype, Canada's cities are safe.
CP

Justice Ministers Meet On Crime Bill

The federal government's new crime bill was on everyone's mind for the second day of the justice ministers' meeting Wednesday in Charlottetown. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and RCMP Commiss...
CP

Kevin O'Leary: Everything That's Wrong With the One Per Cent

In Kevin O'Leary's new show, "Redemption Inc.," he promotes himself as a hero to the poor, criminalized, disenfranchised. He unquestioningly relies on market-driven clichés -- as he tells the woman who he sends home in the first episode: "You have to ask yourself, 'What can I do to make myself better and help the people I work for?'"
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Poker Champ Describes Home Invasion

MONTREAL - A bloodied former world poker champ thought he was going to die when two robbers posing as couriers barged into his home and hand-delivered a violent beating.Jonathan Duhamel broke his sile...

RCMP Investigating Alberta Highway Murders

CLARESHOLM, Alta. - Three people were killed in southern Alberta and a fourth person was in hospital clinging to life in what RCMP are calling a murder-suicide.Mounties were called out early Thursday...

How Useful Are Public Sex Offender Registries?

Though access to sex offender registries continue to be limited to police and correctional agencies here in Canada, America's attempts at creating a nationwide database have been stymied by how the state registries are operated and the wide differences in how sex offenders are treated from one state to another.
PA

More Than 7 Billion Served: The Case for Optimism

There are more people in the world, yet we are collectively more free and prosperous. Global cooling and the viral Armageddon never happened. Communism ended, liberating Eastern Europe, all without a shot fired. Even the average IQ is -- amazingly -- trending up. The data is good. Really good.
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Homicide Rate Hits 44-Year Low

Canada's homicide rate last year fell to the lowest level since the mid-1960s, according to Statistics Canada, a decrease the agency says was driven largely by fewer incidents in major cities and the...

Why I Am Still a Republican

For three years, my political party has veered in a direction I cannot follow. And if the GOP insists on framing the 2012 election as a ballot question on fiscal and monetary austerity, or if they nominate somebody manifestly incompetent to do the job of president, they're going to lose me -- and a lot more people.
CP

Pass This Crime Bill Now: Conservatives

The Conservatives are estimating the cost of their omnibus crime bill at $78.6 million over five years, a figure the opposition says is unrealistic. Opposition MPs have been pressing the government f...
AP

Water Polo Player Banned For Riot Role

OTTAWA - A Canadian water polo player who was shown in some notorious images from the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot has been banned from the national team for two years.Nathan Kotylak was handed the susp...
CBC

Killer Clifford Olson Dying

Convicted serial killer Clifford Robert Olson is dying of cancer and has only days to live, according to the families of some of his victims. Sharon Rosenfeldt says Don Head, the commissioner of Corr...
AP

Crown Seeks Life For Romeo Cormier

MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick judge condemned Romeo Cormier's crimes as "horrendous" as he gave the man an 18-year prison sentence Thursday for holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulti...