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

Bill C-10 / Uncategorized

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

Bill C-10 / event listings / G2o / Uncategorized

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

Bill C-10 / Conservative government / cost of prison

B.C. joins Quebec and Ontario with fears over federal crime bill

Except from Vancouver Sun articles about the cost to the provinces of Bill C-10: “The Conservatives have promised to have the Safe Streets and Communities legislation written into law within 100 days of the start of the session of parliament. The legislation contains new mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences — including marijuana. Although mandatory … Continue reading