These crime bills will result in the lengthy incarceration of hundreds of additional offenders under harsh conditions.
Many Canadians approve. Fine, they say—whatever it takes to get the crime wave under control.
But there is no crime wave. Crime is down in virtually all categories, including violent crime. It has been falling steadily for 30 years…
The Conservative platform notes that under the Criminal Code, courts are to impose a victim surcharge on convicted criminals to help fund victim support services in every province. Yet in a majority of cases, that fine is not imposed.
Tougher penalties do not help women fleeing abusive relationships find safe shelter or enhance services in the community that can prevent re-victimization
So lets let slash 80 000 public servants to build more jails ? Harper is an intelligent tactician who united the right. This shift in policy is enabling the consolidation of right wing institutions to the detriment of public services… Another right wing conservative promise to change the face of our democratic institutions.