The federal government will spend $155.5 million to expand prisons in Ontario and Quebec, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced Thursday.
Toews dismissed reports from Statistics Canada that the crime rate is falling. In July, the statistical agency reported that "both the volume and severity of police-reported crime fell in 2009," three per cent from 2008 and 17 per cent from 1999.You tell 'em, Vic. Silly Statistics Canada and their "facts."
"The crime isn't going down," Toews insisted. "It is still unacceptably high. Canadians should not be subjected to that kind of crime rate."
Next up for Toews, capturing the unicorn that is apparently running free in the Don Valley wilds of downtown Toronto: