This Christmas/New Year edition addresses problems with the RCMP and the part Canadian press plays in guarding civil liberties. Also included is an article suggesting a comprehensive reform of laws covering arrest, pretrial detention, and bail, an article from Break Through regarding Canada being the most prison-minded country in the world, and a piece on tattooing.

KEYWORDS: BIT Information Service, RCMP, Justice Minister John Turner, Justice Roger Ouimet, John Howard Society

Coded by: Kate Garrett