Musings —07.18.2011 09:32 AM—
“A Liberal government analysis showing Ontario jails incarcerate hundreds of dangerous criminals is poking holes in Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s pledge to release provincial inmates into chain gangs.
“Tim Hudak is duping Ontarians by telling them his plan to put prisoners into the community poses no public safety risk,” Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Jim Bradley said in an email Sunday.
UPDATE: This story is already having an impact. A contact has told me that the scheduled PC event for today – at the Toronto East Detention Centre – has been scrapped, and hurriedly relocated to the safer confines Ontario PC caucus room. Something tells me that the Hudak Cons are starting to realize that the centrepiece of their platform – namely, to put hardened criminals in Ontario neighbourhoods – maybe wasn’t such a good idea after all.