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Restorative Justice: An Alternative to Bill C-10

Article original : http://drugpolicy.ca/2012/02/restorative-justice-an-alternative-to-bill-c-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+drugpolicy%2FCDPC+%28Canadian+Drug+Policy+Coalition+-+La+Coalition+canadienne+des+politiques+sur+les+drogues%29   Last night retired Yukon Judge Barry Stuart, a vocal supporter of restorative justice , held a dialogue on Bill C-10 in a Centre Block Senate Committee room on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The gathering was attended by representatives of the John Howard Society, Salvation Army, Somali Mothers Association, ...

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Bill C-10: Making judges the enemies of justice?

Article original : http://drugpolicy.ca/2012/02/bill-c-10-making-judges-the-enemies-of-justice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+drugpolicy%2FCDPC+%28Canadian+Drug+Policy+Coalition+-+La+Coalition+canadienne+des+politiques+sur+les+drogues%29   According to some Conservative senators and many victims’ groups appearing at the committee hearings into Bill C-10, Canadians have lost confidence in the judiciary. Mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) are supposed to restore this confidence by forcing judges to hand down stiffer sentences. To this end, Senator ...

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Bill C10: Implications for Aboriginal Communities

Article original : http://drugpolicy.ca/2012/02/BillC10Aboriginal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+drugpolicy%2FCDPC+%28Canadian+Drug+Policy+Coalition+-+La+Coalition+canadienne+des+politiques+sur+les+drogues%29 During a 7-hour long meeting today, the Senate Committee heard from 13 individuals speaking to various aspects of Bill C-10. While most of the witnesses addressed the Bill’s immigration-related aspects, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and AFN senior strategist,Roger Jonestalked ...

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Opioid treatment gets British Government go-ahead

Research at National Addiction Centre (NAC) at King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has played a central role in the Department of Health’s (DH) recent declaration that Injectable Opioid Treatment (IOT) is a “clinically-effective second-line treatment” for people with chronic heroin addictions who have ...

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