Commentary
Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigned on a promise to lift the publication ban on the identities of young people convicted of serious violent offences. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as it now stands, judges consider the impact on society and on the youth before deciding whether the media can name such offenders. In a September 2008 editiorial the Ottawa Citizen calls on the Conservative government to show the policy change is justified.

 


Commentary
Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigned on a promise to lift the publication ban on the identities of young people convicted of serious violent offences. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as it now stands, judges consider the impact on society and on the youth before deciding whether the media can name such offenders. In a September 2008 editiorial the Ottawa Citizen calls on the Conservative government to show the policy change is justified.

 

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