Tag Archives: Kingston Penitentiary

Kingston Penitentiary to close its doors after 178 years

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 … Continue reading

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Prison Overcrowding Town Hall and Petition

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 … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

In a time when it seems that politics is polarized beyond belief, I’m happy to say that I actually do share a few key beliefs with small “c” conservatives. I believe in spending money wisely and frugally.

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The REAL Numbers Behind Closing KP and RTC?

 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 … Continue reading

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Kingston Correction Institutions Amongst Cheapest to Operate and Maintain

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Statement on the closure of Kingston Penitentiary

The unexpected closure of Kingston Penitentiary was announced today. I’m worried about the 400 staff and their families whose jobs will be affected and whose lives may be disrupted. Details have been trickling in. The closure will be phased in … Continue reading

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