"Hey, this is some good reefer. I just saw the future. It's just like the 30's in Canada only worse!"
Harper tells them to buzz off. He is determined to send Canada back a century, if not the middle ages.
But the Harper government remains unswayed.
In a statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for . . . . → Read More: American law enforcement officials: “U.S. is becoming ‘more progressive’ than Canada”
Here is a concerned citizen from the Saguenay region, who has taken things further. Mr. Jacques McBrearty has filed a criminal complaint against Senator ‘sell-out’ Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu following his remarks regarding providing ropes to prisoners so they can hang themselves if they wished. Mr. McBrearty lodged a complaint against Senator sell-out because he . . . . . → Read More: Good Luck, Mr. McBrearty!
Well, boys ‘n’ girls, here the ol’ Senator “sell-out” Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu goes again! He appears to be promoting suicide amongst prisoners.
“Basically, every killer should (have) the right to his own rope in his cell. They can decide whether to live,”
And boys ‘n’ girls, like the abortion debate that is making a . . . . . → Read More: Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu Sticks His Foot in it–Again!
Today is the final day for writing/releasing end-of-the-year posts. 2011 featured a federal election and provincial/territorial elections in Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the NWT. At the end of 2011, Canada now has 4 female premiers (up from 2 at the beginning of the year), the BQ have 4 seats in the HOC . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Canadian Politics Word(s) of the Year: 2011
C10, the omnibus crime bill, passed third reading and is now over to the Senate for what is supposed to be sober second thought. The vote could only have been a depressing anticlimax for the many Canadians who were fighting to stop or amend this legislation. And the implacable inevitability of its passage must . . . → Read More: Alex’s Blog: A Bad Day: What Now?
Last week, in The Globe and Mail, Brian Topp wrote that a little discussed part of the government’s Omnibus Crime Bill represents a significant change in policy at Canadian prisons: To be specific, the Tories want to amend article 4(d) of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1992). The relevant clause establishes the principle “that the service use the least restrictive measures . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Angry Old Men
Nov. 8, 2011: 300 Winnipeggers demonstrated at the Manitoba Legislature and the Winnipeg Remand Centre to urge the Manitoba Government to join Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador in opposing the Harper government’s omnibus crime bill, misleadingly titled the Safe Streets and Communities Act (aka Bill C-10). Their key message, “time does not stop crime” […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Bill C-10: Time Does Not Stop Crime
Cross posted at Let Freedom Rain
. . . → Read More: Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda too extreme for Texan lawmakers
Part 2 doesn’t really have anything to do with Janie Taber’s little apparent attempt at fiction regarding Candy getcherguns Hoeppner’s little ego trip, but it did raise questions in mind like how does stripping away at gun control square with a tough on crime agenda? How does the meme of not wanting to . . . → Read More: Jane Taber and Candy Hoeppner Are Now Into Fiction: Part 2–Inconsistencies Between Scrapping C-391 And Tough On Crime Agenda . . . → Read More: Jane Taber and Candy Hoeppner Are Now Into Fiction: Part 2–Inconsistencies Between Scrapping C-391 And Tough On Crime Agenda
It would be about time and why shouldn’t we? We are, after all, a province of progress or supposed to be. After all, we opened the first Compassion club, a place, highly supervised, where sick people with the prescription from a medical professional can obtain medicinal marijuana, albeit, on the fringes of the . . . → Read More: Quebec May Open Safe Injection Sites A L’Insite And Compassion Club . . . → Read More: Quebec May Open Safe Injection Sites A L’Insite And Compassion Club
Someday, historians will cite what Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said this week as the Harper Government’s Mission Statement. Nicholson declared that, “We’re not governing on the basis of the latest statistics. We’re governing on the basis of what’s r… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The Righteous Are In Charge