by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad:
The evidence on the crime rate in Canada is out!
Statistics Canada reported yesterday that rate of crimes reported to Canadian police forces across the country reached its lowest level last year. That the incidents of serious crimes also dropped. By six per cent. That’s for most offences, including attempted murders, sexual assaults, major assaults, robberies, motor vehicle thefts and break-ins.
In a grotesque twist to this important revelation, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews tried to claim credit for the decline. The stats suggests that the Harper Conservatives’ Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10) is working, according the National Post.
US states are beginning to rely less on privately run prisons, but Canada may be a land of opportunity for the two biggest firms
By: BILBO POYNTER | The Guardian
US private prison firms are targeting Canada for fresh opportunities as pressure builds at home on the troubled multi-billion dollar industry from human rights groups and legal actions, and as more states look to scale back their reliance on them.
Two of the biggest operators in an industry once regarded as recession-proof, Geo Group and Management and Training Corporation (MTC), have been lobbying various government departments in the Canadian capital, Ottawa.