The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 06, 2012 13:00 ET

The Hon. Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, to Address Economic Club

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) - The massive rise in the inmate population put forward by some has simply not materialized. Our government has previously announced that we will build 2,700 new cells within existing federal facilities in an effort to streamline operations while modernizing prison infrastructure. Shuttering old and inefficient facilities, like Kingston Penitentiary and Leclerc Institution will allow our government to move towards more modern and efficient facilities while saving the Canadian taxpayer more than $120 million annually. Closing facilities like these will allow our dedicated corrections staff to work in a safer and more effective environment while enhancing and ensuring the public safety of all Canadians.

WHO: The Hon. Vic Toews
Minister of Public Safety
Government of Canada
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Canada's correctional reality: Why closing prisons makes sense"
DATE: Thursday, June 7th, 2012
TIME: 7:45 am - 9:00 am
WHERE: The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

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