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What’s at stake in Canada's criminal sentencing debate

Judges routinely used to give offenders double credit for the time they served in jail before sentencing. One year counted as two. Sometimes, judges even gave offenders triple credit, if prison conditions were especially bad.<p>The Conservative government passed the Truth in Sentencing Act in 2010 …

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This law — which also will make it harder for many Canadians to vote — was passed over the strenuous objections of the opposition, community groups …

Partisan Conservative senators helping to rush elections bill through

Now is just the time for some sober second thought. But the Senate of Canada doesn't seem up to the job.<p>The government is rushing its elections bill through the House of Commons, over the objections of opposition parties, who are loudly screaming that Stephen Harper's Conservatives are trying to …

Conservatives tell MP Eve Adams they have ‘grave concerns’ about her conduct

Beleaguered Conservative MP Eve Adams is being warned by Tory Party brass they have "grave concerns" about how she's conducted a nomination campaign for a Toronto riding‎ and are now probing allegations she has already exceeded the maximum spending limit for the race.<p>This means Ms. Adams is not yet …

Laurie Hawn tells committee potential for voter fraud is 'clear'

Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn has finally appeared before a parliamentary committee that is studying proposed changes to the Fair Elections Act.<p>Hawn's …

Harper’s former adviser to release book in early May

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reputed to be a man with a penchant for control, a leader with a grip on the Conservative communications machine.<p>So when one of his former advisers several years ago wrote an insider book called <i>Harper's Team,</i> the Prime Minister's Office, the author says, asked him …

Everything you need to know about the Fair Elections Act

Jump to questions:<p>What is the Fair Elections Act?<p>Essentially, Bill C-23 changes the rules for voters, candidates, parties and the people whose job it is to make sure elections are fair. Ottawa says it will boost penalties for offences, reduce voter fraud and empower political parties, as opposed to …

‘Systemic interference’ by three Conservative staffers into access to information requests, Information Commissioner finds

[np_storybar title=”Read the full report” link=”#1″]<br>[/np_storybar]<p>OTTAWA — The Information Commissioner of Canada has found evidence of “systemic …