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Conservatives to introduce tougher pardon bill

On Tuesday, legislation will be introduced by the federal government which will make it almost impossible for repeat violent offenders to obtain a pardon.  Vic Toews, the Public Safety Minister, asserts that the bill will…



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Are EI benefits discriminatory?

Macleans reports that the Manitoba Public Interest Law Clinic is helping challenge a ruling by Manitoba’s EI board that Sabrina Prokopiuk, a 32-year old with Down’s sydrome, did not work enough hours at her GAP…


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G20 security may sweep away homeless

While G20 security arrangements will present myriad hassles for people that live and work in Toronto’s downtown core, this story by the Globe & Mail suggests that it may have for the homeless an altogether…




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Double bunking quick fix offered up by the Cons

In order to deal with Canada’s expanding prison population and the system’s growing capacity crisis which will only increase with the advance of the tough on crime agenda, the Conservative government is pushing for more…




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Publication bans draw attention

Following a controversial publication ban in the Tori Stafford case, the issue has gotten a lot of media play in the past few days, including this piece in the Toronto Star. Most don’t really understand…