Mum the word?

Aug 18, 2017 CBC News Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show The directive appeared first in 2015 and applies to all conversation between a pastor and his/her parishioner in a counselling situation with … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

C-14 in convention…

May 27, 2016 National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Emergency resolution at Grit convention urges amendments to assisted dying bill An attempt to introduce an emergency resolution calling for amendments to the C-14 Bill on Assisted … [Read more...]

Minimums…

    Nov. 9, 2015 CTV News - Michelle Zilio Liberals will review controversial mandatory minimums: justice minister While newly appointed Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is saying the new government will look at the mandatory minimums that … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums targeted…

    Sept 28, 2015  Global TV News Justin Trudeau might repeal some mandatory minimums if elected Trudeau said Sunday in an interview with Tom Clarke that a Liberal government would tackle both the mandatory minimum and the provisions of C-24 … [Read more...]

Women and the Military…

    May 1, 2015 National Newswatch – Stephanie Levitz — The Canadian Press Military, judge agree on sexual misconduct problem, but not on how to solve it  At first, General Tom Larson, Chief of Defence Staff, said there was no problem.  … [Read more...]

Bail at last…

    April 24, 2015  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail - The former Guantanamo detainee has been in custody since 2002 when he was captured at the age of 15 Alberta Justice June Ross has decided to grant … [Read more...]

Discretion wins…

     April 14, 2015  CBC News – Canadian Press Supreme Court quashes mandatory sentences for gun crimes - Ontario ruling that struck down mandatory minimum sentences of 3 and 5 years is upheld By a 6-3 margin, the SCC has ruled that … [Read more...]

Charities and then charities…

 Nov. 17, 2014  Globe and Mail – Gerald Caplan As CRA audits charities, there’s a scandal within a scandal   The question of the use of the CRA audits against charities voicing opposition to the Harper government policy is not new.  … [Read more...]

No deterrence…

  Sept. 10, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sunny Dhillon The BC Civil Liberties says that mandatory minimums don’t deter crime B.C. rights group says mandatory minimum sentences don’t deter crime, disproportionately impact on vulnerable … [Read more...]