2008 Federal Election Fact Sheets

It is crucial that we invest in policies that can effectively address victims’ needs and help reduce crime and re-offending. There is now a strong body of evidence that increasing incarceration does not do that. It also incurs costs in prison construction, including financial burdens on the provinces, which take away tax dollars from other programs and services proven to be of more value for all Canadians as well as for crime prevention.

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