Omnibus Crime Bill (Bill C-10)

  • JoeKIngJay

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    Mar 14, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Canada's conservative government just passed the Safe Streets and Communities Act (short title), colloquially referred to as the Omnibus Crime Bill, which makes fundamental changes to the current Canadian criminal justice system.

    I just have a few questions for my fellow RJ's about Bill C-10. Below are a few opinion questions I propose; you do not need to be a legal expert to answer any of them icon_wink.gif. Only answer the ones you feel like icon_biggrin.gif.

    1) Do you know what Bill C-10 is?
    2) Do you even care about Bill C-10? If no, why?
    3) What do you think the long term affects of Bill C-10 will be?
    4) Do you think Bill-C10's tough on crime approach will work?
    5) What do you think the financial costs of Bill C-10 will be to Canadian tax payers?

    Here are some links for additional Bill C-10 information if you are interested. Keep a critical mind when reading the first as it is biased, but good information is still there. http://ccla.org/omnibus-crime-bill-c-10/.

    The second link is to the Parliament of Canadian website http://parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=5303962.

    On a personal note, I find it ironic that even politicians in Texas think Bill C-10 is a step backwards for the Canadian criminal justice system icon_eek.gif.
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    1) Do you know what Bill C-10 is?

    Yes.

    2) Do you even care about Bill C-10? If no, why?

    Yes.
    3) What do you think the long term affects of Bill C-10 will be?

    Overcrowded prisons and waste of tax dollars

    4) Do you think Bill-C10's tough on crime approach will work?

    Nope.


    5) What do you think the financial costs of Bill C-10 will be to Canadian tax payers?

    Great enough to bring on an election, or it will be the swan song for the C gov't.
  • conservativej...

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    Mar 14, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    It is always good to decide these things for oneself without any politically biased input from right or left. So here is the website for the text of the bill:

    http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=5303962
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    Mar 14, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    I really don't know where I stand on it to be honest, on the fence I suppose. I do think that far too many serious crimes don't get the sentencing they deserve but I don't want to see mandatory sentencing for the less serious non violent crimes like drug use etc.. (selling and distributing is a different matter). I want to see consecutive sentencing for premeditated crimes like murder etc, things like that, not the way it stands right now. I'm aware these things don't always seems to work in the US etc. but then we're not the US. Besides if it does become a contentious issue there is no reason that another government can't undo it just as Harper promised that he would undo the gun registry and did and I happened to agree with him on that.