Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oh, Canada!!!!!!

It only makes sense that you would want our cars, our computers, and our produce....but why in the world would you want to copy the American addiction to prison? Per this story in the Toronto Star, Canadian Conservatives are pushing a proposal that is estimated to cost over $2 billion to build and manage new federal prisons.

The story's money quote comes from Liberal MP Mark Holland:

“We’d have to cannibalize the health, education, military departments just to pay for all these new prisons and what is so offensive about it is that it was tried in the United States, it was tried in the United Kingdom and these policies were a complete failure.”
Indeed they were.