Omnibus Crime Bill
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.
TORONTO - A small group of people might be harmed by mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes, but Parliament is entitled
OTTAWA - Applications for criminal record suspensions, formerly known as pardons, have plummeted since the Conservative government
TORONTO - The coming year could bring some clarity to the murky legal waters of the federal Conservatives' law-and-order
Should we challenge mental health experts? Challenge the justice system on the grounds that we do not agree with a single, solitary verdict? On the grounds that the crime is particularly horrendous? Should we accept that a government is using a single, solitary court decision that it disagrees with and that causes public outcry to change the laws?
We live in a world that is sadly uninformed. A world where real issues are ignored simply, because the public likes to place anger on people who don't deserve it, while they continue to be ignorant on issues of grave societal importance.
OTTAWA - The Quebec Bar Association has launched a legal challenge against parts of the federal Conservatives' law-and-order
OTTAWA - The federal government's tough-on-crime agenda is "excessively punitive" for youth and is a step backwards for Canada's
Federal New Democrat MP and justice critic Françoise Boivin is warning of growing tensions between the federal government
TORONTO - An Ontario judge has declared another plank of the Conservative government's 2008 omnibus crime bill unconstitutional