Truth and consequences

Truth and consequences The crime rate in Canada isn't rising? Really? Prevention and rehabilitation, education and jobs, and general economic and social equality have contributed to a drop in crime in Canada over the last several decades. Any way you loo

The crime rate in Canada isn’t rising? Really? Prevention and rehabilitation, education and jobs, and general economic and social equality have contributed to a drop in crime in Canada over the last several decades.

Any way you look at it, crime in Canada is dropping Ð maybe not enough, maybe not everywhere, but it is still dropping.

But Steven Harper and the Conservatives don’t seem to be able to read scientific reports, and in any event, would like to reverse this nasty trend.

And while the Harper government does not possess a vision of Canada, (all successful good governments do), they do want a more expensive Canada: one with more crime, more criminals, more prisons and less of everything that has been contributing to a drop in the crime rate, including jobs.

One would think that moving a manufacturing job to Asia, dismantling health care or eliminating educational opportunities for the future Canadian workforce would be considered crimes considering the damage either does to the economy. But, nevertheless, the Harper government wants more crime in Canada Ð in short, they want nothing more than more failure. In the history of Canada, we have never before seen such a corrupt government Ð even Brian Mulroney didn’t come close.

Members of the Harper government, if they really are keen on saving taxpayer dollars and being tough on crime, need to listen to Texans who have already made this socially and economically and politically costly mistake.

The Omnibus Crime Bill, just like our federal government, is a proven failure.

Jason Mabbott

Watson Lake