Are you concerned about all the new prisons being built in Canada? The government has proposed new legislation about prisons and the Conservative government is committed to building new prisons. Without a doubt, Canada is moving towards the U.S style of justice. More prisons, less justice.
We are a small group of people with big concerns. We would like to raise awareness that law-and-order legislation and increased prison construction will not make our communities safer. In fact, money spent on new prisons could be spent on increasing Ontario Works, affordable housing, real harm reduction programs (safe injection sites, safe consumption sites), youth programs etc. Please join us to talk about what we can do to address this!
If you want to be involved, please come to a community meeting on Saturday, February 27th, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Steelworkers’ Hall at 25 Cecil St.
For more information about some of the proposed legislation visit:
C-25: An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act
C-15: An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
C-19: An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(investigative hearing and recognizance with conditions)
C-36: An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act)
C-42: An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(Ending Conditional Sentences for Property and Other Serious Crimes Act)
C-43: An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
and the Criminal Code
C-53: An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
(accelerated parole review) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
C-55: An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(provision of bodily substances by offenders and defendants upon request to ensure compliance with alcohol and drug prohibitions related to bail and conditional release)
See you on the 27th!