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Aug 14, 2014
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Prisoners' Justice Day: Justice requires hope

John Hutton
August 10, marked the 40th anniversary of what has come to be known as Prisoners' Justice Day in Canada. This anniversary is a sombre one as we seem to be moving backwards at an ever-inceasing rate.
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Apr 22, 2014
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Crime and the young: It's complicated

Stephen Kimber
Crime and the young. It's complicated, far more so than any tough-on-crime Tory politician could -- or would probably want to -- capture.
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Dec 13, 2012
Planned construction costs for new prisons (nominal value) for the federal gover

Perspectives on crime bill C-10 in Quebec

Guillaume Hebert
At the beginning of 2012, omnibus Bill C-10 was voted into law by the Canadian Parliament. The Safe Streets and Communities Act has been denounced across Canada and notably in Quebec.
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Mar 20, 2012

The omnibus crime bill: What is to be done?

Christopher Majka
On March 12, despite months of protest across the country, the federal government's omnibus crime bill cleared its final parliamentary hurdle when the Conservatives voted to pass the legislation.
News
Mar 6, 2012

Lack of science and consultation on Bill C-10

Sonya Nigam
Quebec's objection to Bill C-10 is based on a lack of science to support the bill's changes to the youth justice system and on social and cultural values about how young offenders should be treated.
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Sep 20, 2011

What's wrong with Harper's omnibus crime bill

Paula Mallea
Stephen Harper will be launching his tough-on-crime agenda today. Our criminal justice system is by no means perfect, but the omnibus crime bill will send us back to a 19th-century punishment model.
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Aug 16, 2011

The new cost of criminal pardons

Paula Mallea
In its efforts to deal quickly with a perceived gap in the law, the Harper government has passed legislation which will adversely affect thousands of offenders needlessly.
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Jun 29, 2011

Omnibus crime bill an injustice

Paula Mallea
This fall the Harper government will pass an omnibus crime bill that will imprison thousands more Canadians and cost billions of dollars.
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Apr 10, 2011

Over my shoulder: I see Stephen Harper

James Laxer
When I look over my shoulders, what I see is Stephen Harper and his minions skulking through Facebook and the myriad other online activities of Canadians to find out what we're up to.
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