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Insurance industry advocates for tougher distracted driving laws

The federal government said it has no plans to step into the distracted driving debate, even with Canada’s insurance industry calling for tougher laws to be enacted. 345 more words


Should distracted driving be a federal crime? Justice minister now open to discussion

The federal justice minister is changing her tone on the possibility of criminalizing distracted driving.

Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday she’ll be discussing the issue when she meets with her provincial counterparts next month, after having previously deferred the issue of criminalization to the provincial governments. 687 more words


Nova Scotia Case Set to Test "Sharing Images Law"

In Bridgewater Nova Scotia six teens are set to appear in court charged under new legislation dealing with sharing images.  The charges relate to the distributing of intimate images without permission, and possession of child porn.  395 more words

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Bill C-246: So Many Lies, So Little Time

We cannot give up! The Prime Minister has promised free votes on private members’ business and we need to keep speaking up until all MPs understand what’s in this bill. 2,237 more words
Animal Cruelty

I Support Bill C-246 ”Because it’s 2016!”

Written by Mary Giuffre: I’ve never been a fan of government. For most of my life I’ve voted because I’m supposed to and until the past few years I didn’t given much attention to the whys and wherefores of my country, my province or my municipality. 1,848 more words

Animal Cruelty

Comparing euthanasia bill to Nazis is odious

Re: Euthanasia will have unforeseen consequences; The defenceless and vulnerable face deadly risks, guest column by Patrick McKeon, April 22.

The bill which he vaguely references actually states that it is to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to “create exemptions from the offences of culpable homicide, of aiding suicide and of administering a noxious thing, in order to permit medical practitioners and nurse practitioners to provide medical assistance in dying and to permit pharmacists and other persons to assist in the process”. 155 more words


Ghomeshi should be forced to testify

Jian Ghomeshi, and others accused of sexual assault, should have to testify and face cross-examination.

It flies in the face of a basic tenet of law, and there’s a section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that will prevent this from happening, but Ghomeshi should really have to go on the hot seat. 377 more words