Politicians playing politics with Justice
So episode 54 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should.
With Emilie on campaign trial award winning blogger and friend of the podcast Anne-Marie McElroy jumps into the void.
We chat about the ill-informed political push to eliminate the preliminary hearing to speed up trials.
Then Emilie stops by to confront her temporary replacement.
Then we move on to more politics and the justice system - this time the Conservatives be all Conservative and misrepresent some facts about the justice system. The cases is graphic and tragic - Vincent Li beheaded a man on a bus. He was found to be not criminally responsible due to his mental health issues and 10 years later was found to not pose a risk to the public. But the Conservative omitted those details from their talking points. The Liberals and Justin Trudeau also neglected to talk about important mental health issues - so we did.
Finally we discuss collect call rates in our jails - in a word they are the most price gougiest rates that ever gouged a price.
CBC's story on the collect jail calls: Province gets 'kickback' from inmates' collect calls, lawyer says
Watch my CBC interview here: Lawyer Michael Spratt on the problems with Ontario inmate calls
Listen to my interview with CBC Radio here: Jail Phone Charges
Watch Anne-Marie on Power on politics on the preliminary inquiry here: Should preliminary hearings be scrapped?
Listen to me on CBC's As It Happens here:
We also have some new art - it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week - from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle - serious he is crazy good - go check out his work.
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