Tag Archives: criminal code

Forensic Mental Health Organizations Against “High-Risk Offender” Provision

Leaders of Canadian forensic mental health organizations are drafting letters, expressing their concerns in the Conservative government’s tough stance on mentally ill offenders. The centerpiece of the reforms to the Criminal Code in the Not Criminally Responsible section is the…

The law of street protest in Canada

The events of the G20 weekend in Toronto raised important legal issues and exposed gaps in our law. Are street protests legal and when can the police break them up? Can the police have special powers when world leaders are…

Uttering threats

By Pulat Yunusov Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer (I am a law student). The text below contains only my understanding of the applicable law. It has nothing whatsoever to do with your particular situation. Do not assume you can…

Prime Minister says public supports tough new crime bills

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER, B.C. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it’s essential to have strong penalties to deter crime and changes to the Criminal Code proposed by his government will toughen Canada’s justice system. Harper says the Conservatives expect…