Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researcher, Paula Mallea, explains how Harper’s tough-on-crime agenda has become a tough-on-rights crusade.
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: This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize
by Chanda Chevannes | Troy Media Last week I attended the Toronto theatrical premiere of Herman’s House, a thought-provoking documentary written and directed by Angad Singh Bhalla. This Canadian film tells the story of an artistic collaboration between Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace. Sumell is a
A Canadian Christian priest has condemned the Harper Conservative government for its “bigoted decision” to cancel the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. Father Malcolm French, a priest with the Anglican Church of Canada, says the decision is an “assault on religious freedom.” On
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.
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