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Sentencing and the Administration of Sentences: Recent Developments (2011-2015)

(Disponible en français : La détermination et l’administration des peines au Canada : évolution récente (2011-2015)) Sentencing tools were much in the spotlight as the Canadian Government continued to promote law-and-order legislation during the 41st Parliament. New mandatory minimum sentences were among reforms to the sentencing regime introduced during the past four years. Other reforms…

Internet Privacy and Parliament

Big Data and the Big Picture in Criminal Investigations

Tanya Dupuis and Christine Morris Legal Affairs and Social Affairs Division This HillNote is the second in a series of four. (Aussi disponsible en français : Mégadonnées et vue d’ensemble dans les enquêtes criminelles) Given the ubiquity of communication technologies and the potential for the Internet to be used in criminal activities, telecommunications data are becoming…