Bill C-10 / Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy / government / justice / law / legislation / prison / prison expansion / Stephen Harper / Vic Toews

Vic Toews and the League of Imaginary Crime Fighters

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/joan-ruzsa/vic-toews-crime-rate_b_1734062.html So this is rich: the Conservatives are taking credit for the falling crime rate. On July 24, after Statistics Canada reported that police-reported crime was at its lowest level in 40 years, Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews tweeted “Crime rate down 6% – shows CPC tough on crime is working. Rate is still … Continue reading

Bill C-10 / Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy / legislation / mandatory minimums / prison expansion / Stephen Harper

Crime Doesn’t Deter Tories – Nor Do Facts

by Joan Ruzsa Huffington Post July 16th, 2012 There’s something I don’t understand about us humans. We can cure disease, explore outer space, access information from around the world in a split second and discover the God particle, and yet the best idea we have come up with to respond to crime and social harm … Continue reading

Bill C-10 / cost of prison / criminalization / prisoners' rights

Stephen Harper’s Bad Idea: Bill C-10 and the Strategy to Fill Our Prisons

Stephen Harper’s Bad Idea: Bill C-10 and the Strategy to Fill Our Prisons Monday, 09 January 2012 17:52 By Joan Ruzsa I remember when the Harper government first introduced a bill (then called C-15) to create mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. I was struck by something when reading the parliamentary debates on the issue. … Continue reading

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Tell the Senate: Don’t rubber stamp the Crime Bill

Please click on this link, from leadnow.ca, and ask the senators of your province not to rubber-stamp the Harper government’s cruel crime bill. keep-canada-safe Tell the Senate: Don’t rubber stamp the Crime Bill Update & New Action: Thursday Dec 8, 2011 On Monday, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative MPs voted for the cruel Crime Bill. That … Continue reading

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G20 to C-10: Repression, Austerity, and the Prison Boom

G20 to C-10: Repression, Austerity, and the Prison Boom http://www.facebook.com/events/312644912086662/                                                                                                                                                                                 Community meal and panel discussion benefit for 4strugglemag Speakers will include: WANDA WHITEBIRD (Wanda Whitebird does support work with incarcerated Aboriginal women and is currently at the Women’s Outreach/Support Services of … Continue reading