The decriminalization of marijuana would be a positive step for the Canadian government but the legalization of marijuana would do much more for this country and its people. If the Canadian government was to only decriminalize marijuana it would accomplish relieving the stress on the RCMP by taking the man power wasted on arresting and prosecuting the people that have decided to smoke marijuana and redirect it toward something more productive. As for the overcrowded court rooms the people
We do not officially sanction the use of beating & torture or execution for sex crimes. The printing of sex offender on one’s driver’s license as well as posting of warnings on websites could be seen as opening the door to vigilante behavior. Personally, I have no problem, just some pause, with such notifications, but there may be court challenges by some civil libertarian groups in re to such practices. There are even sex offender advocacy groups, such as ReformSexOffenderLaws.Org, set up for the purpose of modifying/overturning laws they perceive as unfair. The disconcerting thing is that on some issues a valid point is made practically as well as
When the Labour government implemented these laws they protected traditional parliamentary sovereignty. Unlike Germany or the USA where judges can annul legislations that are found to be in breach of the human rights act. In the UK however judges can only issue a declaration of incompatibility which sends the legislation back to parliament so that they can make changes to suit the HRA. It is difficult to declare on this subject whether or not there have been enough reforms on the Human Rights Act as through one viewpoint it is important to sometimes evade Human Rights to catch potential terrorists on the other hand millions of people have had to sacrifice their right to private life as has been found with the major scandal of NSA spying on internet records. Some people may argue that if you have nothing to hide you should not fear however people still should be able to have
Deterrence can be the best objective of sentencing in terms of effectiveness. (Boyd, 2007, p. 318) People are afraid of death, and if they know that they can die for committing murder, they will be less likely to offend or commit the murder, therefore could operate the deterrence effect. Although is a cruel act to take the life of a person, I strongly believe, for the benefits of society and the purpose of law, that the death penalty should be reintroduce in Canada. Especially it economically serves a country well when is headed adequately like countries like Canada, maintain people safe, reduced major crimes, and allows punishment to those crimes that are fair enough to determined death
In today’s society, media censorship is a controversial issue. What exactly is the best policy to follow in Canada has yet to be settled. Communist countries such as China and Russia, as well as countries whose people are controlled by a religious fundamentalist government have the ability to control, and/or alter what is released into the mass media for public consumption. They will not allow anything offensive to the dominant religion or the homeland to be released. In Canada, a democratic nation, we pride ourselves on having the right to Freedom of Speech.
An activist named Catharine MacKinnon contributed an amicus curiae brief to the proceedings, and has since stated that the government neglected to raise all the relevant issues in the case. She has also campaigned for laws to stop pornography. MacKinnon claims, in general, that pornography is violence. In this particular case, she argued to the court that the Baker pornography was the threat of violence. To back up her argument about his intentions, she used excerpts from his E-mail correspondence with a like-minded young man in Canada.
In dealing with prostitution, governments around the world have adopted different legal approaches to the issue (“The Legal Status of Prostitution by Country”, 2010). In Canada and many other countries, a Catch-22 situation is created through partial legalization—where the act of prostitution (the consensual exchange of sexual services for financial gain) is legal but the solicitation and communication for the purposes of prostitution are illegal (Study, 1997). In other words, it is legal to engage in prostitution but it is virtually impossible to find customers legally. The spectrum of legal stances adopted ranges from full legalization (including government regulation) to full illegality. Position one contends that all acts of prostitution should be fully legalized while position two contends that all acts of prostitution should be illegal.
The Canadian Government positions should be elected by the people in Canada because it would prevent many problems by the members in the Canadian Government. People all believe that to have their own opinion is a great advantage but not all people have the time to do background research on the Candidates. By having the people of Canada vote for who they want would than restrict partridge from happening behind the scenes. Voting for our own leader in the senate would than help everyone in a great way. This would become easier on our daily lives.
Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law. This shows that the federal and state governments have different restrictions. The state government protects the people of the state but the federal government protects everything in this country. Once something is declared unconstitutional, it will over ride any state government policy. Some people have mixed emotions about the way the government works but overall the relationship between state and federal governments protect the everyday
Bennett begins by addressing the many discrepancies in the way society, legislative bodies, and Catharine MacKinnon define pornography. In many cases, legal bodies refused to clearly define pornography; the US Supreme Court leaving this task to the discretion of judges. Even the Oxford English Dictionary provides an unhelpfully vague definition of pornography. However Catharine MacKinnon is very clear in her definition of pornography and how she thinks it is defined by society. MacKinnon views pornography as not only meaning what it is, the product and what has been done to make it, but also what it does, the ideas that it conveys and implants into society .