Archive for August, 2010

Is Canada soft on crime?

Friday, August 27th, 2010
I love living in Canada. I was born here, raised here. Perhaps because of that, there are a lot of great things about Canada that I take for granted. Things like our criminal justice system.
I’ve heard people say that Canada needs to get tougher on crime. They say that our laws are soft on criminals. That ┬áit’s too easy for a good criminal defence lawyers to “get his client off.” There are too many loopholes. In other words, that the Canadian criminal justice system is flawed.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think the system is perfect. Then again, I don’t know of any perfect system. There are things that I’d like to change. But for the most part, I believe we have a great criminal justice system.
What makes it great? (more…)