Polls, polls, polls. Shrill politicians shrieking their disgust with (choose one!)...
|An 'uneasy alliance'|
MPP Randy Hillier (suspenders), Michael Schmidt's (vest)
at the Newmarket courthouse in February of 2009
to show their support for Michael Schmidt
in his court battle for legal raw milk.
Jack MacLaren 'This land is our land'
b) opposition party candidates are rhetorical idiots
c) too much money spent
d) not enough money spent
e) scandalous behaviour [see b)]
f) promises to cut taxes AND improve services
g) too many in jail
h) too many not in jail
Tim Hudak is the Conservative opposition leader. As always, opposition gets press by presenting headlines...
- Cohn: Hudak Tories take a page from Harris era to dupe us on debt
- Hudak Tories roaring toward a majority: Poll
- PC Party: $6.1 billion investment in health, Ottawa South candidate Jason McDonald supports
When you slip the veil of rhetoric and anger off Tim Hudak, the numbers just don’t add up,” Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli said.
Ontario could see chain gangs under Hudak's Conservatives
TORONTO – Ontario could see chain gangs cleaning graffiti and raking leaves along highways and in public areas if the Progressive Conservatives form the next government.
Yet, they have those who work in the community, supervised and learning to work long and hard. There is boredom in prisons. I'm not talking about the ones we see on TV, or the ones where hardened criminals exist. Most of our inmates need help. Seldom do they get it. Take the young woman, Ashley Smith, who committed suicide in an Ontario prison. [Ashley Smith, 19, prison inmate commits suicide by hanging herself ...]
|Bala Habitat building finished!|
Provincial prisons house offenders awaiting trial, as well as those serving less than two years for offences such as break and enter, assault and drug trafficking. There are currently 8,488 inmates in Ontario facilities. They are overcrowded, and having their own difficulties. But
Ottawa Citizen - Paul Tuns - 31 Jul 2011
Statistics Canada reported recently that crime is down five per cent, and serious crime is down six per cent. ...
They have work programs on a voluntary basis: the site manager reported work crews from Beaver Creek that worked at the Bala Habitat site. This is a rewarding and positive experience for all.
*We can blame the federal Conservatives for this attitude of mistrust and punishment 'tough on crime', rather than rehabilitation. Their ubiquitous flyers in the mail were ridiculous.