The Sou'Wester

Struck Down by Ontario Judge Mandatory Minimum Sentence

In the latest blow to the Harper government’s tough-on- crime agenda, in July an Ontario judge has struck down mandatory minimum sentencing for first-offence firearms trafficking.

The landmark ruling in an Oshawa courthouse centered on the case of a 21-year-old co- caine dealer, who faced…

14 Oct 8:57 PM 0 Read More...

Tackling Crime Harper’s Government helps

Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, announced on September 13th in Winnipeg, that the National Crime Prevention Centre is ready to receive applications for its next funding intake.

“The Harper Government is committed to keeping our streets and communities safe,” said Toews. “Youth crime and violence are serious…

14 Oct 8:43 PM 0 Read More...

Quebec in Market for Prison Space Interested in Federal Leclerc Institution

Quebec has quietly signaled its interest in buying Leclerc Institution, an aging medium-security federal prison set to close by 2015.

A spokesperson from Quebec’s Public Security Minister Robert Dutil confirmed the province has told the federal government of its interest as it tries to provide more space in…

14 Oct 8:06 PM 0 Read More...

Necessities

A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby -looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The woman took out her purse, extracted ten dollars and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy…

14 Oct 7:42 PM 0 Read More...

Top Court Rules: Aboriginal Sentencing Upheld

Top Court Rules: Aboriginal Sentencing Upheld

A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada states the background of violent aboriginal offenders should have a bearing at sentencing likely won’t change the landscape of aboriginal crime in Canada.

The country’s top court weighed in on the Gladue principle—a…

30 May 11:14 AM 0 Read More...