Archive for March, 2012

Strategy, Schmategy

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Elections must be in the air – or maybe the meat drawer of my fridge needs cleaning. Well, something is hanging heavy in the air. Why else would Allison Redford be trotting out the “National Energy Strategy” thingy just now? Apparently she expounded on it at a meeting of the CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum [...]

Exasperating expert

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“That just exasperates the problem” – Mount Royal University professor, interviewed on AM 770 CHQR, Calgary This professor, whose name I’ll withhold, is one of those experts I referred to in my last post. He believes that mandatory minimum sentences “don’t work”. As I recall, his further arguments were the “excessive cost” aspect of the [...]

Let punishment fit crime

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

With the number of words written about the federal government’s omnibus crime bill, which is about to pass into law, there might be an argument for mandatory maximums in journalism. Certainly the debate over mandatory minimum sentences has been exhaustive and, at times, exhausting. Opponents of the legislation have argued that mandatory minimums “don’t work”, [...]