Justice & Crime

Canadians pride themselves on having a justice system that works well. At its centre is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Canada needs to get real on crime, not soft nor mindlessly tough on crime. The objective has to be reducing crime while increasing the safety of Canadians.

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Attorney General Yasir Naqvi (Ontario) Sept 23/27; Ott/Tor

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You are invited to a Luncheon with Hon. YASIR NAQVI, MPP Attorney General of Ontario Describing his priorities as the new Attorney General OTTAWA: Friday, September 23, 2016; 12 noon to 1:30 pm Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street (Pearson Room) TORONTO: …

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Irwin Cotler: Pursuing Justice

By Andrew Cardozo & Dr. Maria Wallis

1. More pictures: https://www.facebook.com/thepearsoncentre/ See April 1 post. 2. Article from Hill Times 3. Event Report by Dr. Maria Wallis ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ …

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Scrapping Welfare, Hugh Segal

By Hugh Segal

The case for guaranteeing all Canadians an income above the poverty line.   This article was originally published by the Literary Review of Canada in 2012. It is a classic presentation of the rationale for a guaranteed basic income and we decided …

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Refundable tax credits, path to a basic income

By Robin Boadway

Posted by Terrance Hunsley with permission of the author and Basic Income Canada Network The pursuit of a basic income guarantee (BIG) is gathering momentum, but much of the emphasis has been on setting up pilot projects. This is fair enough given that …

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10 Human Rights Priorities, Irwin Cotler

By Hon. Irwin Cotler

Thus far, election discourse has been dominated by exchanges on the economy and related issues such as jobs, growth, taxes, and the like, and where the term “middle class” has become metaphor and message of that discourse. Accordingly, the Munk Debates …

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FIXING BILL C-51

By Andrew Cardozo

Uncovering what the Liberals would do to C-51 (Posted October 15, 2015) “Repeal Bill C-51”, is the little sign that has been added to NDP lawn signs in target ridings this week. The anti-terrorism bill continues to dog the Liberals especially in riding …

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Overcoming the new Precariat: The future of work

By Trish Hennessy CCPA-Ontario

After years of relative progress in Canada’s labour market – where unionization helped turn jobs like mining and manufacturing into good, middle class jobs – by early-1990s a seismic shift began to unfold. “Jobs for life” were being replaced with conce …

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Open Senate Liberal caucus takes on assisted suicide

By Andrew Cardozo

How do you deal with a controversial, delicate and emotional issue in Parliament?  In caucus?  In public? A closed caucus meeting no more.  How about an open caucus meeting?  The Senate Liberals came up with the innovate idea of (i) having open Caucus …

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Not asking much: A fair and effective criminal justice policy

By David Daubney

When Stephen Harper became leader of  the Conservative Party he and his advisers consulted American Republican operatives about ways a right of centre party can build  and solidify a base of support. The advice, in addition to emphasizing tax breaks an …

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