Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has announced changes to Canada's policy surrounding female inmates by tightening the qualifications for federal prisoners in medium-security prisons looking to be moved into lower security facilities such as Indigenous healing lodges.
Federal corrections commissioner has completed her review of Correctional Service Canada's inmate transfer policy, and an update on the rules based on those findings is coming soon, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday.
A rally on Parliament Hill meant to protest the transfer of a child-killer from a prison to an Indigenous healing lodge veered quickly into complaints about the national carbon tax, veterans' benefits and the federal deficit.
It's not often both major federal parties are right and wrong at the same time. But as the rehashing of the tragic 2009 murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford echoes through the House of Commons, the Liberals and the Conservatives have accomplished this rare feat, writes Don Martin.