Hi A. Mayeda
Good article in Bloomberg
- The claim that the Feds have not built even one new prison (skirting the issue since additions/expansions to current prisons are happening all across Canada at both provincial and federal levels to accommodate pre-trial and sentenced prisoners over the next few years as Bill C10 kicks in)
See links On Current/ongoing Prison Expansion
and more currently;
2. Taking credit where none is due - crime rate dropping cause tough on crime is working? Ignores 2
facts. Crime rate has been dropping year after year since the late 70's, and that much of Bill C10 has
yet to even be enacted on the ground - so how could it have had any effect yet one way or the other.
Do they really think Canadians are that stupid?
3. That the services Toews is considering contracting out to private prison profiteers (cleaning, cooking)
are right now being provided by the prisoners for next to nothing dollar wise. Further proving the
profit motive behind the "tough on crime" agenda. Contracts awarded to conservative cronies. Not
one reporter has mentioned that these services are right now being provided at as low a cost to the
system as we are likely to see. The profiteers are not going to provide the service at the equivalent of
$3-4/hr are they?