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After prematurely celebrating passage of their omnibus crime bill last week, the federal Conservatives have finally managed to push the controversial piece of legislation through Parliament.
The final vote in the House of Commons on Monday means Prime Minister Stephen Harper has fulfilled his commitment to get the legislation passed within the first 100 days of this session.
1. Ignoring reality. Decades of research and experience have shown what actually reduces crime:
(a) addressing child poverty, (b) providing services for the mentally ill and those afflicted with
FASD, (c) diverting young offenders from the adult justice system, and (d) rehabilitating prisoners,
and helping them to reintegrate into society. Bill C-10 ignores these proven facts.
(4) An institutional head may, in writing, authorize a staff member to search the vehicles at a penitentiary if the institutional head has reasonable grounds to believe that
(a) there is a clear and substantial danger to the security of the penitentiary or the life or safety of persons because evidence exists that there is contraband at the penitentiary or that a criminal offence is being planned or has been committed at the penitentiary; and
(b) it is necessary to search the vehicles in order to locate and seize the contraband or other evidence and to avert the danger.
Originally posted by randomname
canada is now going to waste valuable resources, judges, the rcmp, prosecutors and prisons to protect you from someone smoking pot.
edit on 12-3-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by boncho
You ever tried visiting someone in a US prison? They can strip search you there....