Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday the federal government is planning to build new units in various prisons across the country, saying the Conservatives will do what it takes "to keep dangerous prisoners behind bars."
Yes Vic, prisoners by definition are behind bars.
"We believe that dangerous, repeat offenders should remain in prison until their debt to society has been paid," Toews said. "The rights of law-abiding Canadian citizens should trump the interests of [criminals]."
Uh, yes prisoners already generally serve their debts to society through their prison sentences. In prison. Because they are prisoners. Law-abiding citizens don't normally end up in prisons.
What exactly are you trying to say, Vic? Mandatory life sentences without parole for all crimes?
Is your prison rationale based on..on..the same sort of "principle" driving your government's decision about the long-form Census?