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

Justin Piché / prison expansion

Are the Provinces and Territories Ready for an Influx of New Prisoners?

This post, from Justin Piché’s blog, “Tracking the Politics of Crime and Punishment in Canada”, discusses Piché’s research into the government’s prison expansion initiatives, as well as the locations and status of the proposed prison construction. http://tpcp-canada.blogspot.com/2011/09/are-provinces-and-territories-ready-for.html Continue reading

G2o / legislation / prison / prison expansion / Stephen Harper / Uncategorized

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful

by Mountain River Mountain River has been a prisoner for almost 3 decades, and has been a witness to the cyclical nature of the justice system. _______________________________________________________________ “Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) We want to address the issue of Harper and his bent for vengeance. Mr. Harper … Continue reading

Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy / prison / prison expansion / social justice / Stephen Harper

Liberals ask budget watchdog to estimate cost of Tory crime bill

Liberals ask budget watchdog to estimate cost of Tory crime bill from Canada.com:  Politics and the Nation – Postmedia News Written by Andrew Mayeda ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Liberals have asked Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page to review the costs of another crime bill introduced by the Harper government. The bill, known officially as An Act to … Continue reading

abolition / Activism / Criminal Justice Policy / criminalization / education / event listings / G2o / justice / political prisoners / prison / prison expansion / prisoners' rights

Prisoners’ Justice Week

Are you furious about the arrest and detainment of over 900 people during the G20 weekend in June? Are you angry about the detention and detainment of ten of thousands every year in immigration detention centres in the city? Want to end forced incarceration of people with disabilities in provinicial institutions, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities … Continue reading