The draft legislation is called Bill C-10 An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts
It is unnecessary and it goes way too far.
Instead of spending $100,000 per year ~ each ~ to incarcerate each petty criminals, wouldn’t it be better to direct some of the money that the government wants to spend on jails to addressing underlying problems like child poverty?
One of the biggest problems is the quantity of very different legislation that is being lumped together in this Omnibus Bill. It’s one thing to collect several books together and repackage them as an “Omnibus” but the idea of bundling several bills together means that they don’t get the attention that they should. Making law in haste is never in the public interest.
You don’t have to take my word for it, do a web search and fast tracking it see what they’re saying online:
- ixQuick Cruel Crime Bill
- DuckDuckGo Cruel Crime Bill
- Scroogle Cruel Crime Bill
- Seeks Cruel Crime Bill
- Ask Cruel Crime Bill
- Google Cruel Crime Bill
- Yahoo Cruel Crime Bill
- Bing Cruel Crime Bill
Leadnow has taken the lead in the fight against the Omnibus Crime Bill:
National Days of Action:
Thu 24 & Fri 25th November, 2011
The Leadnow website provides information on:
- how to find your local protest events,
- guidance on starting your own,
- Keep Canada Safe Petition
- as well as offering solid information as to why this bill will be harmful if passed.
You can also sign the AZAZ petition Stop Harper’s cruel crime bill directed to the Premiers.
And last but not least, you can listen to what Rick Mercer has to say: