Thursday, February 10, 2011

Liberals Supported "Dumb On Crime" Legislation

This recent Liberal trend towards merging their policies with the NDP has become comical. Bill C-15 (now S-10) passed through parliament with help from the Liberals, and the initiative they formerly supported they are now branding as "dumb on crime" legislation. They supported it until they opposed it. Same with corporate tax cuts. These measures were previously supported by the Liberal Party, they shifted to the NDP side, and are now using the legislation to attack the government! Ha! Even John Kerry thinks Ignatieff needs to make up his mind already...

Ironically enough, this flip flop comes on the same day as an Ottawa think tank refutes claims by Statistics Canada that criminal activity is decreasing. Statscan revises its data and makes conclusions that are not statistically valid. Regardless of that story, it is flabbergasting how the Liberals have shifted to changing their minds on previously supported positions, now calling them reckless and dumb. Great, so why did you guys support them then? Oh I get it, they were afraid of being perceived as soft on crime. I think the term "dumb on crime" is a great tag line which perfectly describes the Liberal Party. Dumb on crime, dumb on taxes, dumb on a lot of things.

On the Statscan story:

The 28-page report strongly criticizes Statscan’s approach to analyzing crime statistics on several fronts:

* The annual report on crime statistics, know as Juristat, routinely revises crime statistics from previous years upward in any given year’s report, making annual crime decreases appear more significant than they are.

* Crime categories are revised from year to year, with specific crimes added or dropped, making it difficult to compare apples with apples.

* Juristat does not attempt to factor in unreported crime, even though a separate Statscan survey shows more people are not bothering to report crimes such as break-ins and auto theft because they don’t have any confidence the crime will be solved.

* The report fails to identify whether the crime was committed while the offender was out on bail or parole, although the data is available.

When all of the omissions are factored in, Mr. Newark concludes, the evidence suggests that, “serious violent crime is increasing, contrary to the report’s highlight claims


  1. O/t, I think you will get a kick from this letter to the SUN NEWSPAPERS:

    Thank you to Peter Worthington and Tom Brodbeck for their very knowledgeable commentaries on the relevance of the CBC. Once, our national broadcaster was important. I lived in northern Canada in the late ’40s and ’50s and the CBC was welcome! Times have changed and private broadcasting has taken over. The CBC is no longer relevant! Why are taxpayers funding the CBC so their top managers can travel around the world, staying at $1,000-a-night hotels and sampling $100 bottles of wine? The CBC spends millions investigating irrelevant subjects. The CBC cannot stand on its own and it has a pronounced anti-Conservative agenda. We should sell it — if anyone will buy it!

    (Do we hear $50?)

  2. When does this bill come to a vote, and will it be a confidence vote.

  3. Ive read the bill S-10.Theres nothing in it that isnt common sense.Seriously who needs more than 6 plants for personal use?
    As usual you hear the noise from pot smokers but the majority of them dont vote otherwise we would have had the laws changed.
    Drug dealers are smiling somewhere since the staus quo wont change.Thanks Iggy.