Tory 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...

Prisoners Take Battle To Supreme Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a pair of cases involving elements of the Harper government's "tough-on-crime" agenda.The firs...

Should the Mentally Ill Be Put in Jail?

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

In the House of Commons, Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews said "Individuals with mental health issues do not belong in prisons but rather in professional health facilities." He made this sweeping and dramatic claim in the wake of the release of the Ashley Smith videos, which portrayed her horrendous and inhumane treatment while she was in custody. Toews's comments might give an observer hope -- hope that soon we will stop putting people with mental health problems in jails. But in reality, the actions of the federal government lead to a different, bleaker conclusion.

Tories' Super-Prisons 'Already Here', Critics Say

Postmedia | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada will build maximum-security cellblocks inside medium-security prisons in Ontario and Manitoba, a move some observer...