Criminal Justice Policy / government / legislation / proroguing parliament

Ottawa Public Forum on Prorogation

PUBLIC FORUM Prorogation as Opportunity: Proposing New Directions for Criminal Justice Policy in Canada Wednesday, February 17, 2010 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch 120 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON Since their election in 2006, the minority Conservative Government of Canada has made ‘tackling crime’ one of its priorities.  In the years since, … Continue reading

government / justice / law / proroguing parliament / Stephen Harper

Proroguing less trouble than sitting

In today’s Toronto Star, Linda McQuaig talks about how the Harper government’s decision to prorogue parliament was a transparent attempt to stop a parliamentary investigation into Canada’s role in the torture of Afghan detainees. This is an affront to democracy. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/749392–mcquaig-proroguing-less-trouble-than-sitting ________________________________________________________________________ Stephen Harper has created a hornet’s nest for himself with his decision to … Continue reading