Harper Conservatives’ draconian law-and-order agenda is challenged as Ontario court declares mandatory minimum sentences “cruel and unusual punishment”.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: During my 85-day hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s New Jim Crow-style crime Bill C-10, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, a prominent opposition MP told me hunger protests weren’t part of the process of democratic engagement in Canada. I
Obert Madondo, who protested Harper’s crime Bill C-10 with an 85-day hunger strike, shares the response he received from the Minister of Justice.
A new University of Michigan study says alcohol is the “gateway drug”, leading to the use of other illicit substances such as cocaine and heroine.
GEO Group Inc, a leading U.S. prison profiteering company, lobbied federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, the champion of the Conservatives draconian crime Bill C-10.
The Canadian Progressive blog was sabotaged after linking an Enbridge executive’s company to the first lucrative crime Bill C-10 prison project.
Bother J. Richard Bird, Enbridge’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and his company, Bird Construction Inc., have strong and lucrative ties with the Canadian military and Harper government.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: In this video, the CBC News reported from Texas where even tough-on-crime Republicans told Canada not to follow America’s failed path of mandatory sentences and massive prison expansion, which cost them billions and drove crime rates up. The report warned about the consequences of this
US states are beginning to rely less on privately run prisons, but Canada may be a land of opportunity for the two biggest firms By: BILBO POYNTER | The Guardian US private prison firms are targeting Canada for fresh opportunities as pressure builds at home
In this Canada Day Special, Co-hosts Obert and Anita dramatize a recent secret conversation between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama. Harper and his Conservative majority government are militarizing Canadian society. They’re re-writing the country’s history to fit their fledgling right-wing