Category Crime and Policing

Conservative Senator: “Every murderer should have a rope in his cell”

The Conservative government’s universally-condemned omnibus crime Bill C-10 has a confirmed YES vote in the Senate. The name behind the vote: tough-on-crime Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. Earlier today, Boisvenu said a prisoner “should have the right to a rope in his cell to make a decision about his or her life.” The Quebec senator, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010, crossed the line on many levels here. In…


Occupy Ottawa to protest Crime Bill C-10 on Parliament Hill

Hundreds of activists are expected on Parliament Hill at noon on Tuesday, January 31, to protest the Harper Conservative government’s widely condemned omnibus crime Bill C-10. The protest is being organized by the Political Action Committee of the Occupy Ottawa movement. “Bill C-10 is titled The Safe Streets and Communities Act – which is quite an ironic name,” said Occupy Ottawa activist Andy Wilson. “Most, if not all, expert opinion…