Conservative Tough on Crime

Tories Making History, Toews Claims

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are boasting that they're pushing through more private members' bills than any other government in Canadian history...

Aboriginal People Need Solutions, Not More Jail Time

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The unusually forceful language in the recent government report titled "Marginalized" underscores the abject failure of this government's simplistic and outdated "tough on crime" approach, particularly for Canada's Aboriginal population. Aboriginal peoples are 4 per cent of the Canadian population, but 20 per cent of the prison population. All Canadians must realize that it is in all of our interests -- in terms of public safety, cost and untapped human potential -- to heed the call of this report and take "aggressive action" to deal with this national disgrace.