Archive for October, 2009

C-25 Follow-up

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

On Wednesday, October 21st, Bill C-25 was given third reading and passed unamended by the Senate. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions on this issue.

Pre-trial credit

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The article posted below was published in the Edmonton Sun on October 11th concerning the amendments made to Bill C-25 by the Legal and Consitutional Affaris Senate Committee. I hope this provides some more insight into the issues surrounding pre-trial credit.
I look forward to your comments.

Pre-trial credit has validity
Andrew Hanon
October 11th, 2009
The Edmonton Sun
 
 Amid all the clamour and [...]

More on C-25

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls both for and against the Senate Committee’s amendments to Bill C-25, and many voicing confusion about both the Bill and the Senate Commitee’s procedures.  I hope the article below provide some clarification or additional perpective. Also, trascripts from committee meetings can be accessed at http://www.parl.gc.ca/.
 
 As always, I look forward [...]

Bill C25

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Contrary to what Minister Nicholson is claiming, the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has not gutted the Bill C-25 - the government is not being truthful about what the core amendment accomplishes.
 
The core principle of the bill is to set limits on the amount of credit that judges can give people for pre-trial custody.  [...]