Stephen Harper’s Crime Bill C-10: Breaking Down The Cost

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive

This smart video suggests that Canadians will be forced to sacrifice public goods to foot the $15-billion cost of implementing the Harper government’s New Jim Crow-style omnibus crime Bill C-10.

The deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, the Conservatives’ flagship tough-on-crime omnibus legislation, became law on March 13, 2012. The Conservative government used its overwhelming majorities in the House of Commons and Senate to pass the bill with very little debate and public input.

Bill C-10 is a suite of crime legislation that favor punishment over compassion and rehabilitation. Essentially, Canadians will be paying $15-billion over the next couple of years to stir the Canadian justice system away from the preventive and restorative measures which have proven to be more humane, effective and cheaper for Canada, towards billion-dollar vindictive and exclusionary measures.

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based blogger, activist, photographer, digital rights enthusiast, former political aide, and former international development administrator. He's the founder and editor of these independent publications: The Canadian Progressive, a political blog dedicated to progressive Canadian journalism; The Zimbabwean Progressive, a political blog dedicated to producing fearless, progressive, adversarial, unapologetic, and activism-oriented Zimbabwean journalism; and Charity Files, a publication dedicated to journalism in the charitable public's interest. Follow Obert on Twitter: @Obiemad