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Bill C-10

Posted: March 13, 2012 by Ed Griffin in Prison
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A note of sadness today as the conservatives in Parliament pass the crime bill, C-10. It’s one thing for me and my left-leaning friends to oppose this bill, but when Texas conservatives disagree with it, that’s another thing. They tried to tell Ottawa that it wouldn’t work, that it’s been tried in the USA and it didn’t work there.

‘Been there; done that; didn’t work,’ say Texas crime-fightersTexas badge

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/17/pol-vp-milewski-texas-crime.html

Canadian Bar AssociationThe Canadian Bar Association also opposes this bill. http://www.cba.org/cba/blastemail/pdf/10_reasons_to_oppose.pdf

I worked for eighteen years in Canadian prisons and now I work with people with drug and alcohol dependencies. All of the people I’ve worked with will be negatively affected by this bill, even those who are trying to do better. I suppose Harper thinks we will forget about this by the time of the next election. A sad day indeed. I feel guilty today that I didn’t do more to stop this scar on the image of the country I love.

What is your opinion of bill C-10?

 

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