Harper’s Canada: A public safety and privacy fact sheet

Stephen Harper

By Alexis Stoymenoff, Vancouver Observer, 9 March 2012

A lot has happened during the past year in Canadian politics and current affairs. Canadians are increasingly speaking up about federal policies, and threats to democracy are raising concern among citizens and experts from coast to coast.

For the third part in our “Harper’s Canada” series, here’s a fact sheet outlining a few recent events and decisions related to law enforcement public safety.

A shift towards more government control, surveillance and the restriction of civil liberties

  • Dec. 5, 2011 - Conservatives’ omnibus crime bill passed in House, currently awaiting Senate approval and facing heavy public opposition
  • Crime bill would increase levels of enforcement, impose mandatory minimum sentencing for things like marijuana possession

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