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3.4.15

A Life Sentence in Canada Will Soon Mean an Actual Life Sentence for Nastiest Murderers

Even with the murder rate as low as it's been, the government plans on jailing particularly nasty killers forever.

2.26.15

The Head of the NSA Is on a Charm Offensive

Admiral Michael Rogers took his apology tour to Canada in order to repair relations with the citizenry it spied on.

2.17.15

Foiled Halifax Shooting Suspect’s Tumblr Filled with Nazi GIFs, Columbine References

Despite internet presences celebrating the Columbine shooters and Nazis, the would-be perpetrators of a mass shooting in Halifax were not terrorists, according to authorities.

2.6.15

Canada’s Supreme Court Has Legalized Assisted Suicide

Until this morning, physician-assisted suicide was a criminal offence in Canada and could result in criminal prosecution for any person who "aids or abets a person to commit suicide."

2.4.15

The Harper Government Still Thinks CSE Is Acting Legally

Even though we all know your downloads of Game of Thrones are getting snooped on right this second.

1.30.15

Canada’s New Anti-Terror Bill Is Everything You Hoped It Wasn’t

Beefed-up spy powers, infringing on online free speech, government agencies sharing your personal information. You know, all the good stuff.

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1.26.15

Here’s the Harper Government’s Game Plan for the Next Four Months

Security, justice, and a (hopefully) balanced budget are all on Harper's to-do list.

12.8.14

Justice Minister Admits New Bill Could Criminalize Canada’s Anti-Pipeline Protesters

New legislation seeks to criminalize protesters that interrupt "critical infrastructure," which could lead to serious consequences for movements like the Burnaby Mountain protests.

8.29.14

More Refusal to Address Indigenous Deaths. Plus, the Emmys Are Sexist

This week's Lady Business tackles the Harper government's steadfast refusal to open an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, and the Emmy's sexist Sofia Vergara stunt.

6.30.14

MacKay Rampages On With More Sexist Bullshit, While New Brunswick Abortions Have Become Even More Impossible To Access

In this week's Lady Business, Sarah Ratchford discusses justice minister Peter MacKay's ignorant comments regarding Canada's lack of legal diversity, New Brunswick's attempts to coerce women out of abortions, and hate crimes against trans people.

6.6.14

Canada’s New Sex Work Laws Are Taking a Big Step Backwards

The government has tabled a new law surrounding what they call "prostitution” in Canada, and it’s worse than sex workers imagined it would be.