Civil forfeiture laws victimize citizens

Audio, Civil Liberties, Frontier Centre

Civil forfeiture laws across Canada are unnecessarily victimizing citizens. Rather than cling to these regimes, Canadian provinces need to move towards federal criminal forfeiture procedures found in the Criminal Code, which provide more procedural protection for individuals. This includes the …

How the Rob Ford Crack Scandal Could Save Toronto: Rob Ford’s political meltdown could lead to the reversal of one of the most disastrous policy decisions in Canadian history: the amalgamation of Toronto.

Commentary, Municipal Government, Frontier Centre

Rob Ford may be the best thing to happen to Toronto in a long time. Alleged crack-smoking and ass-grabbing aside, the political meltdown of the embattled mayor of Canada’s largest city may inadvertently help undo one of the most disastrous public policy decisions in Canadian history: the amalgamation of Toronto by former premier Mike Harris.

Corruption costs

Blog, Aboriginal Futures, Joseph Quesnel

Gilles Vaillancourt, the mayor of Laval, Quebec, is the latest casualty of the Charbonneau inquiry into corruption in Quebec’s construction industry, as he has announced he will be stepping down. Besides the obvious moral dimensions of corruption, kickbacks and inflated …

BC Lobby to Legalize Pot

Blog, Regulation, Les Routledge

Some food for thought here. “I have always had a problem with the idea that the state should criminalize an act which is essentially no more complex than putting a couple of seeds in your back yard, waiting a while …