Category Archives: Criminal Law Policy

Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Harper was tough on crime, Trudeau promised a new approach — did he deliver?

Eight years ago, as Canadian crime rates continued their downward trend, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government introduced a bevy of “tough-on-crime” reforms in one stuffed piece of legislation.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A proposed law would block criminal defendants from giving up rights they could gain in the future

A wave of progressive prosecutors are upending the status quo, tearing up tough-on-crime playbooks and calling for criminal justice reform. Some assistant district attorneys, however, are sidestepping the potential for legislative changes by adding a provision to plea bargains.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

RCMP officers given permission to break the law a record 73 times in 2017, report shows

RCMP officers were given permission to break the law 73 times on the job last year —the highest number on record — according to a new report.

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Slim’s Criminal law News Oct 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

US Hate Crime Laws Explained

Robert Bowers, the Pennsylvania man accused of carrying out a mass killing at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, has been charged with multiple counts of hate crimes and other criminal offenses under state and federal laws.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Mass incarceration isn’t always the issue. Uneven incarceration is.

“Mass incarceration” update: It peaked during the years 2007-2008 and has been quietly but consistently falling ever since.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

When dementia patients commit crimes: Can Canada’s justice system handle the ‘grey wave’?

By all accounts, Peter Lee lived quietly and productively for most of his life.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Should we send students to jail for sassing the teacher? Lawmakers vote Tuesday

In world history class, a student applies lipstick while her teacher explains the Crusades. In freshman English class, a boy stands silently beside his desk, listening but refusing to sit down. … In South Carolina, all of those students could be handcuffed and hauled away, tried and sent to jail for up to 90 days.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

End legal stigma against people with HIV

For those with access to treatment, HIV has transformed into a chronic medical condition. However, in many other ways, Canada is stuck in the 1980s.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Judge rejects request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets

A judge in Toronto has dismissed a request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets.

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