Just another reason I'm voting Conservative in the next federal election.
-- OTTAWA -- The Conservative government has become the first in a decade to deny Canadian citizens imprisoned in the United States the chance to serve out their sentences in Canada.Yup... it's just another part of Stephen Harper's scary agenda... for criminals.
The new stand appears to reflect the views of Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, who is responsible for transfers.He was similarly unsympathetic towards the guys dealing dope to our kids... go figure.
Since 2006, Mr. Day has denied transfers to at least two Canadians on security grounds, including Arend Getkate, a 24-year-old Ontario man serving a 30-year sentence in Georgia for child molestation.
Both U.S. and Canadian corrections officials had approved his request, but Mr. Day overrode it.
In a column published last November in the Penticton Western News, a newspaper in his British Columbia riding, Mr. Day wrote of his disgust with prison transfers for convicted drug dealers.**********
"B.C. dope dealers busted in the U.S. are demanding to be transferred back to cozier Canadian jails and reduced prison times," he wrote.
"Memo to drug dealer: I'm no dope ... Enjoy the U.S."
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"It's true, Stephen Harper should scare you stupid... if you're a violent, unrepentant thug".