Heavy Measures: The hidden costs of going tough on crime

The Conservative government's omnibus crime bill has passed, but its affect on marginalized Canadians is just beginning. Newly passed mandatory minimum sentences will take away a judge's ability to consider a criminal's background and stronger penalties for minor drug offences threaten to put Canada's most vulnerable citizens in jail. In this issue of Megaphone we look at the implications of being tougher on criminals whose lives are already too tough to handle. 

Also in this issue: W2 is granted an extended stay of eviction from the Woodward's development; a report from Human Rights Watch condemns the RCMP for its treatment of Aboriginal women in B.C.; Ray Cam Community Centre revives its radio station with local youth at the mic; Megaphone vendor Vince invites you to visit him on Granville Island; and much more! 

 

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