Monday, January 2, 2012


Finding Common Ground

on the Crime Bill

Many groups across Canada have expressed their opposition to the Crime Bill.  The list below contains links to some of the major statements.  We want to find the common ground among these groups on the crime bill.

✔Are you wondering where Bill C-10 is now? 

Some Effects of Bill C-10:

Law and disorder: What Bill C-10 could mean for Canada’s native people


Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said recently that aboriginal children are more likely to go to jail than to graduate from high school. More will go to jail after C-10, and many will end up in the gangs that flourish in western and northern jails, where more than 70 per cent of inmates are aboriginal.

“What we're doing with C-10,” says Jonathan Rudin, program director of the ALST, “is to increase our reliance on things that don't work.

To read the whole article, click here.

Leadnow: The #crimebill just passed. A day for sadness, and gratitude for all of the people who spoke out for Canadian justice. #cdnpoli

         LEGISinfo provides the following specific info:

Bill C-10 Third Reading in Senate
Chamber Sitting: 56
Adopted by the Senate with 6 amendments 2012-03-01

Consideration of Messages between the Senate and the House of Commons
Message Sent to the House of Commons 2012-03-01 
Consideration of Senate Amendments 2012-03-06

The Senate passed it with six amendments and sent it to the House of Commons, which passed the bill on March 12 and sent it back to the Senate.

Here is the link to the record of the final hours of debate on Bill C-10, including a petition presented to the Senate and interjected comments by Senators about the thousands of e-mails that they had received objecting to the bill. After the committee hearings, the Senate debate was limited to 6 hours.
Senate Records are here

The Senate Committee studied the bill beginning February 1, 2012.  Here is a site with the fax numbers of the 12 committee members as well as a method of sending faxes from your computer. Senate Legal Committee Members.

 NEW! Letters back from Senators.

Check out some of the reasons .
Check the status of the crime bill here. 

Reclaim Our Democratic Canada's special VIDEO MESSAGE Against C-10.

Leadnow's Campaign to Write to Senators

The Canadian Civil Liberties Union opposes C-10.

Sign the Brownstone Group's petition to Senators here.

The Smart Justice Network opposes the Crime bill.

Elizabeth Fry Society opposes C-10 (Click on "In the media")

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres Letter to Senators opposing C-10.

One Conservative Senator opposes the Crime Bill!

The NDP Opposes C-10 in a Letter from The Interim Leader.

The Canadian Bar Association opposes this bill: Here are links to their documents:

1. The CBA Press release is here.
2. The CBA Submission is here.

The Canadian Harm Reduction Network

The Calgary Raging Grannies want to Kill the Bill!

NORML encourages you to write to Senators.

Check out Letters and Articles on the RODC Site.


December 10: A Night for Human Rights Vigil
Watch the RODC Nov 25 demonstration here.
Susan's Notes on her meeting with MP Terence Young
David Lea Reports for the Oakville Beaver.
North Halton Today on the Demonstration

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