The Quebec Bar Association has launched a legal challenge against parts of the federal Conservatives' law-and-order agenda.
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CANNABIS CULTURE - Severe crime legislation that includes mandatory prison sentences for minor marijuana offences was passed by the Conservative-controlled House of Commons yesterday. Bill C-10 now heads to the Senate for approval before it can become Canadian law.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson touted the government's omnibus crime bill Monday morning, which is scheduled for a final vote in the House of Commons later in the day.
Canada's justice minister, Rob Nicholson, said "this is just the beginning" when he unveiled the Harper government's infamous 100-page omnibus crime bill last week, and he likely meant it.
Canadian Justice Minister Weasel Rob Nicholson went to pathetic lengths today to duck tough questions about the cost of the Conservative's omnibus crime bill from CTV journalist Seamus O'Regan.
Federal crime legislation set to be tabled in Parliament Tuesday will put further strain on B.C.'s taxed justice system, experts say.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Though crime rates in Canada are at their lowest in four decades, the Conservative government today reintroduced crime legislation in a massive omnibus bill that includes mandatory minimum sentences for minor marijuana offences and other extreme and costly measures.
Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats took turns accusing each other of being soft on crime as the Harper government urged opposition parties to support its latest attempt to toughen sentences for drug-related activity.
A Conservative bill to jail offenders caught growing five or more marijuana plants was back before the Senate Wednesday, a year after it watered down the government's proposals by raising the bar to 200 plants.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Conservative Members of Parliament criticized Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff during Question Period in the Canadian House of Commons over comments he made last week in support of marijuana decriminalization.