A new report by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says Harper’ mandatory minimum sentencing policies are failing to reduce crime while imposing staggering personal, social and financial costs on Canadians.
That’s right, our absentee head of state is the newest Bond girl. The Queen made her acting debut in the spectacular and humorous Bond sequence during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. I think the Queen should take up acting. Here are my three
Statistics Canada reports that the crime rate reached its lowest level in 40 years in 2011, and that serious crimes dropped six per cent since 1971.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Earlier, I gloated over the influential right-leaning British magazine’s criticism of Harper’s burgeoning elected dictatorship. I’ve a second sober take on the issue. See, I failed to read between the lines: The Economist actually ridiculed progressive Canadians’ collective intelligence. First, the magazine
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This smart video suggests that Canadians will be forced to sacrifice public goods to foot the $15-billion cost of implementing the Harper government’s New Jim Crow-style omnibus crime Bill C-10. The deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, the Conservatives’ flagship tough-on-crime omnibus
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This is Canadian political dissent like never seen before. For two reasons. First and especially, the dissent is taking place on Canada’s Independence Day. Second, it’s directed against a prime minister supposedly elected with a majority just over a year ago,
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Make it two surprises in one. William Corbett, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, the man who has thus far handled the ongoing investigation into the robocalls scandal, resigned today. He’s been replaced by a certain Yves Côté, a “low-key” bureaucrat and former Harper