Justice Canada

Peter MacKay and the trouble with women

Peter MacKay touched a nerve with an old-timey Mother’s Day email. But is he really the problem?

Canada is spending more to combat less crime, PBO finds

Why Kevin Page’s report won’t clarify the law-and-order debate


Debating justice reform: maybe it’ll have to happen in court

Response to the government’s omnibus crime bill has been fascinating to watch. Thoughtful observers, like Dan Gardner over at the Ottawa Citizen, despair over the government’s refusal for some years now to offer anything like a reasoned argument for its approach, especially on limiting the discretion of judges by imposing more mandatory minimum penalties and no longer allowing  “house arrest” sentences in many cases.

More on “house arrests”: stats and stories

Why does the tough-on-crime legislation stop judges from sentencing house arrests?