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What Do You Think? Churches Oppose Tough On Crime Agenda
Today Canada’s churches have come out against Stephen Harper’s ‘Tough On Crime’ agenda. Abbotsford Conservative MP Ed Fast is very involved in this as the Justice Committee Chair.
The more that Harper moves money from the mid-income workers, the unemployed and seniors to the profitable corporations and banks the more crime will happen. It is just that simple. Locking people up who will one day return to our communities worse off is NOT the solution. Prevention and compasion are the answer.
Here is an appropraite quote from The Greatest Canadian / NDP Leader Tommy Douglas about freedom and economics:
“Political freedom by itself can mean being free to go hungry and without a job; it can mean being free to produce farm commodities below the cost of production; until we add economic freedom to the political freedom we already have, we will never be entirely free men and women.
“Wherever the principal assets of our country are in the hands of
monopolies and cartels, we believe they should be owned by the people
themselves. We believe that when any economic activity controls the life of a people it should be owned by the people.”
- Tommy Douglas, 10 March 1948
This Thing Called Freedom
This is very true today when the likes of Monsanto are trying to control
the global food system. Let’s keep our food production in the hands of
Canadian farmers not corporations. Lets keep Canadians out of prison by making sure that there are significantly more Canadian jobs as a condition of the $6 billion corporate tax breaks PM Harper and his MP Ed Fast are handing out rather than increasing the time that unemployed Canadians can collect Employment Insurance and CPP for Canadian seniors. MP Fast uses his Mennonite roots as one way to obtain votes in Abbotsford. Will he listen to the churches’ opinion.
Lynn Perrin BGS MPP
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