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Elizabeth Comack, Cara Fabre, Shanise Burgher | Frontline workers are reporting that a tough-on-crime strategy has not made our communities safer. In fact, the Harper government has moved the country in the opposite direction.
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Paula Mallea | There will be consequences to the tough-on-crime agenda. CCPA's Paula Mallea revisits the effects of harsher crime laws in Canada's prison system under the Conservative government.
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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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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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Craig Jones | Champions of harsher justice measures in the Harper government would have us believe that longer sentences are a win-win-win: for victims, for safe streets and for future victims.
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Monia Mazigh | For the Muslim men arrested in the 'war on terror' and for all human rights advocates in Canada, Vic Toews will always be remembered as the person who authorized torture.
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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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Hennessy's Index | This month, Hennessy's Index looks at Canada's crime rate alongside federal politics and the Harper government's "tough on crime" agenda.
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Obert Madondo | Last Friday marked the 31st day of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new draconian crime law, deceptively christened "Safe Streets and Communities Act."
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Obert Madondo | On March 14, Ottawa-based activist and progressive blogger Obert Madondo started an indefinite hunger strike to protest Stephen Harper's omnibus crime bill.
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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.
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Sheryl Jarvis | 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.