Category Archives: Criminal Justice Reform

Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal justice reform can’t only enact neutral policies. It must reverse years of racist ones.

Whether it’s in a courtroom that doesn’t provide adequate defense or a classroom where minor infractions yield major punishments, Black people are still marked by a criminal justice system that was built against them.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Trial and error: criminal justice reform

At the end of March, the Trudeau government introduced new legislation that it claims will modernize the criminal justice system, reduce court delays, reduce the overpopulation of Indigenous people in Canadian jails, clean up the Criminal Code, and ensure a broader representation of marginalized people in the court process. Bill C-75 would, it promised, “transform the criminal justice system to make it more efficient, effective, fair, and accessible.”

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The ‘hidden’ piece of the Liberal crime bill: police may get to skip court

The omnibus crime bill could give police officers a pass on appearing in court to be cross-examined. To criminal lawyers it’s a ‘shocking’ development.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Liberal bill a step backward for Canadian justice reform

If Bill C-75 passes into law, the Canadian justice system will be slower and less fair, and it will encourage police abuse and an increase in wrongful convictions.

On Thursday, the federal government released Bill C-75, an omnibus bill aimed at reducing court delays. Unfortunately, good intentions stop at the preamble, especially for those of us who believed in the government’s pre-election promise to bring a principled approach to criminal justice reform.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A “religious” call for criminal justice reform

Criminal justice reformers await holy ally: Pope Francis

There’s a long history of religious leaders writing and teaching from inside prisons — from Martin Luther King to Paul the Apostle. But 78-year-old Pope Francis may be the most prominent religious leader to ever advocate for prison reform from the outside.

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