An appeal court ruled against federal public service workers who assert that Bill C-10 violates federal public service workers' right to freedom of association and to collectively bargain.
Canada's first Aboriginal justice minister might have shown an interest in rolling back the Harper government's draconian crime bill legacy. However, people are still waiting for action.
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.
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.
On March 14, Ottawa-based activist and progressive blogger Obert Madondo started an indefinite hunger strike to protest Stephen Harper's omnibus crime bill.
Ottawa activist Obert Mandondo is campaigning for the appeal of Bill C-10, the omnibus crime bill, by going on a hunger strike.
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.
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.
With last week's Senate approval of Bill C-10, Canada is close to becoming the most regressive Western democracy on criminal justice.
Like a thief in the night, the Conservatives passed their Bill C-10 through third reading in the Senate last week. This bill represents bad policy, abandoning an evidence-based approach for ideology.