Tag Archives: Kingston Penitentiary
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 … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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