There’s an old adage in life that “you get what you deserve.” With a Conservative majority government we are seeing that statement unfold in the House of Commons.
Despite the outcry from people (many non-voters) and the media, the Conservatives are ploughing ahead with a draconian crime bill, which will set this country back 35 years. That’s about the time that Richard Nixon announced a ‘war on drugs’ in the United States, which would go on to cost that country mega billions of dollars and whose prison population became 7 times greater per capita than Canada.
Fortunately, the United States has come to its senses and has admitted that the ‘war on drugs’ has been a complete and utter failure, has not reduced crime, and is now releasing many inmates of non-violent crimes. States like Texas are appealing to Canada not to fall in to the same trap of ‘getting tough on crime’, especially when our crime rate is already low!