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Letter to the Ministers on Bill S-251

  • July 3, 2018
We are writing in support of Bill S-251, sponsored by the Honourable Senator Kim Pate. The Canadian Criminal Justice Association has long opposed the enactment of mandatory minimum sentences and the ease with which they have multiplied as criminal sanctions over the years.
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Bill C-46 An Act to amend the Criminal Code

  • February 27, 2018

BRIEF TO THE Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 42nd Parliament, 1st Session Bill C-46: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts   Submitted by the…

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CCJA Interview with Jay Mandarino

  • July 25, 2017

Published first in the Justice Report issue 32.2 Jay Mandarino is the President & Founder of The C.J. Skateboard Foundation and the CJs SKATEPARK Not-for-Profit. Over the past 26 years, Jay has raised more than $50 million dollars for hundreds…

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Proposing changes to address 10 years of Tough on Crime

  • April 28, 2016

Restricting Judicial Discretion The sanctioning of criminal behaviour in Canada has always been carried out in a balanced, impartial and rational way by competent judges examining the facts of each case against the intent of the Criminal Code and jurisprudence.…

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Letter to the Ministers on C-51 (Counter-terrorism)

  • April 21, 2015

March 30, 2015 Mr. Leif-Erik Aune, Clerk Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU)   Dear Mr. Aune, I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA). The CCJA is one of the longest serving…

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Letter to Ministers – Life without Parole

  • March 9, 2015

February 27, 2015 The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada The Honourable Steven Blaney Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness   Dear Ministers, I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Criminal Justice…

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