The Impact of the Harper Government’s “Tough on Crime” Strategy

“Since coming to power in 2006, the Harper government has implemented a host of legislative and policy changes designed to ‘tackle crime,’ ‘hold offenders accountable,’ and ‘make communities safer.’ At the same time, the government also enacted significant budget cuts that have affected the ability of the correctional system to uphold its mandate. 

“In their capacities as correctional, parole, and probation officers, and as prisoner advocates, counsellors, and support workers in the com­munity, the CCPA interviewed 16 front line workers representing over 200 years of knowledge and experience”. 

Read their stories and recommendations here:…