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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crime in Canada

In the case of the extreme right-wing, it's a choice between progressive or regressive, not liberal or conservative. Particularly when it comes to neoliberal neoconservatives.

Crime rates are dropping in Canada. He's claiming it is because it of their crime bill. However, before he pushed that monstrous bill down our throats, all the experts said it was unnecessary because crime rates had been trending down for some time. Some speculate that it may have to do with the baby-boomers getting too old to be criminals any more - a natural drop to a normal rate after their massive spike. There are likely many factors but an after-the-fact crime bill isn't one of them.

Crime rates were dropping before Harper's "get tough on crime" bill and they keep dropping.

Except among Harper's people. It keeps rising there.

Just the worth of the tree by the good or evil of its fruit.

We have to dig Harper out before he takes firm root.