Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

August 15, 2016 17:13 ET

Minister Goodale to Host Town Hall to Discuss the Future of Kingston Area Penitentiary Agribusiness

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, along with officials from the Correctional Service of Canada, will host a town hall meeting tomorrow to consult Canadians on the feasibility of re-establishing agribusiness operations at Joyceville and Collins Bay institutions.

The meeting will take place August 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall in Kingston, Ontario. The public is invited to attend.

Participants are encouraged to arrive early, as the room capacity is limited to 250 people.

The town hall meeting is part of a larger feasibility study, which included an online forum where stakeholders from government, business and the community were invited to share their opinions. This online forum was open from June 2 to August 2, 2016.

Once the feasibility study is complete, the findings will be posted publicly.


"The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canada's criminal justice system increases the safety of our communities and supports providing offenders with programming that helps them successfully reintegrate into our communities. With that in mind, we invite the public to come out to the town hall meeting and share their views on re-establishing agribusiness programs at Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions."

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Associated links

History of CORCAN and the evolution of prison industries

June 2, 2016 news release

Contact Information

  • Scott Bardsley
    Office of the Minister of Public Safety
    and Emergency Preparedness

    Media Relations
    Correctional Service Canada