Posts Tagged "Correctional Services Canada"

Can we make better use of the KP site by allowing tourists to visit?

Ted Hsu

Back in April I wrote Minister Stephen Blaney about the missed opportunity to re-open the Kingston Penitentiary site for tourism. It has been several months without a reply now and I thought we should publicly remind the minister that many…

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Countering Conservative claims with a real calculation on real data

Ted Hsu

 Update: Thomas Kwon asks on Facebook why I did not ask the question in simpler terms. The answer is that the Government usually interprets Order Paper questions to minimize the information they have to give you. So I used mathematics…

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Kingston Penitentiary to close its doors after 178 years

Ted Hsu

On Monday, September 30, 2013, Kingston Penitentiary will close its doors after 178 years of operation.  I have already written about the problems arising from this unexpected closure and I have questioned the Conservative Party’s claims on the costs and…

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Prison Overcrowding Town Hall and Petition

Ted Hsu

On March 16th I attended a town hall on Prison Overcrowding hosted by the Kingston and the Islands Federal Liberal Association. The discussion was very constructive and the 150 people in attendance drafted a petition, copies of which I will present in the House of Commons…

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Cutbacks to Prison Chaplaincy

Ted Hsu

The federal government has decided to eliminate all 49 part-time contracts for federal prison chaplains. This will not only reduce the number of chaplains, but will also have the effect of eliminating most non-Christian chaplains (79 of the remaining 80 full time…

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The REAL Numbers Behind Closing KP and RTC?

Ted Hsu

 After my initial press release questioning the cost-rationale for closing Kingston Penitentiary and the Regional Treatment Centre, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews responded in the Kingston Whig-Standard showing surprise at the numbers. Today in the Whig-Standard, I explained exactly where…

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Kingston Correction Institutions Amongst Cheapest to Operate and Maintain

Ted Hsu

This is my original press release in response to the government’s claim that Kingston Penitentiary is being closed in part as a cost savings measure. Vic Toews has issued a response today in the Kingston Whig Standard, which I will follow…

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What are the true net savings of closing the Kingston Pen, Regional Treatment Centre, and LeClerc Institution?

Ted Hsu

At the press conference on April 19, 2012, where Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced the closure of  Kingston Penitentiary, the Regional Treatment Centre and Leclerc institution, he said that this action would result in savings of $120 million per…

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