Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Cons and the Prison State
Remember when Vic Toews claimed that even though Bill C-10 will swell our overcrowded jails to the bursting point, the Cons wouldn't have to build any new prisons?
Toews opened his speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa by saying he wanted to dispel "egregious myths" and "blatant untruths" that are told to the public by his political opponents and that he wanted to set the record straight.
One of those myths, according to Toews, is that the government is going to be forced to build new prisons to house a higher inmate population because of new justice legislation. Toews said the predicted increase in prisoners hasn't materialized in the last two years and that in fact, the government is closing prisons.
And I suggested that the Con regime's sinister Minister of Prisons was just playing with his marbles or his words.
Because it's obvious the prisons will have to be built, and if the Cons don't build them their big business friends will probably get the contracts.
Registered with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada as registrant 779026-278825-2 is the THE GEO Group Inc, One Park Place Suite 700, Boca Raton, FL GEO is also listed as the client of The Parliamentary Group, a registered lobbying organization which lists former Reform Party MP Deb Grey as a partner. Grey was the Reform’s first election member of parliament whose legislative assistant is now Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Well sure enough the prison for bucks gang is very very interested.
Mike Murphy, marketing director for the Utah-based MTC, confirmed the company's interest in Canada. "When the conservative government came into play we saw some headlines that they may be looking at PPP's [private-public partnerships] and talking about doing some stuff with the private sector through their [corrections] infrastructure renewal," he said.
Buzzing through the halls of Parliament like flies on shit. Because they know a sleazy prison state when they see one. They may have had to flee Mississippi, but there is always Con Canada eh?
Where you could end up double-bunked in an overcrowded jail with a hardened criminal who wants to rape you. Or end up in an American jail in your own country.
For the crime of growing three marijuana plants.
You know I heard a rumour today that they are planning to use the trial of Luka Magnotta to fertilize the ground for a "private members bill" on the death penalty.
Because the way Con support is sagging under the weight of a million scandals, or one Del Mastro, they need something really gory to distract and divide Canadians.
And they've got just the hangman..
Who could mix business with pleasure. Because if torture didn't bother him legal murder shouldn't either.
But then that's who he is, and that's who they are. And the only question decent Canadians have to ask themselves is how do we fight and eventually defeat those monsters who would turn us into a prison state. Or another Amerika.
Yup. As I asked in this video almost a year ago.
To what dark place would Stephen Harper take us?
And how far is he prepared to go?
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