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Friday, October 28, 2005
Toronto - Conservative Town Hall Event
The Conservative Party of Canada's Task Force on Safe Streets and
Healthy Communities will hold a Town Hall meeting on Nov. 2 from 7-9
pm at the Lithuanian Hall at 1573 Bloor Street West. The meeting is
the latest stop on a cross-Canada tour. Chaired by MPP and federal
candidate for Whitby, Jim Flaherty, the task force's goal is to gain
a better understanding of the emerging crime issues facing our nation
and to provide meaningful solutions.
Parkdale High Park Conservative Party candidate Jurij Klufas will be
participating in the session, as will six other local
candidates. "The increase in gun violence in the city of Toronto has
residents concerned and frustrated" said Klufas. "This task force is
intended to hear from the public and local community leaders about
what can and should be done."
Presenters will speak on sentencing, policy and community responses,
and drug links to gun crime. Invitees include school officials,
front line law enforcement officers and community workers.
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It makes me want to cringe whenever I read about "The increase in gun violence in the city of Toronto" being linked to "emerging crime issues facing our nation".
Toronto has a problem with gun violence and the next thing you know the COUNTRY has a $2Billion Gun Registry.
The gun registry legislation was passed in 1995 and ten years later Toronto still has a gun violence problem.
Can we talk about the immigration problem yet?
Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-28 11:07:11 AM
Speller: Toronto's gun violence problem isn't that non-whites are shooting non-whites. It's that the white people don't give a damn. White Ontarians are the biggest obstacle to change. Nothing will happen so long as they feel secure. They feel only pity for the problems affecting their land, because they are completely insulated from them. They just don't care.
This is why Alberta has to secede: we DO care about our community. We want to preserve it, ensure its future prosperity. We have it good here and if it is required to secede to protect it, then so be it.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-10-28 11:33:31 AM
Immigration is defintely a problem for a lot of reasons, however we need to bring back the death penalty.
the left of the graph 1962 is where we stood before the last people got capital punishment.
Note how it spikes up in 1967 the year the libs said it would only be used if you shoot a Police officer.
Isn't it nice to keep murderers safer,
Which is more important immigration or the death penalty, I don't care.
However in Winnipeg the biggets problem is not immigrants.
"Urban crime rates for Aboriginal people are 4 ½ times higher than the non-Aboriginal rate in Calgary and 12 times the non-Aboriginal rates in Regina and Saskatoon."
I'd GUESS it's closer to the 10 times in Winnipeg too.
Plus I think the young offenders act plays a role too.
you can't tell kids that crime is good until they are 17 then expect them to stop.
Posted by: ghollingshead | 2005-10-28 12:54:20 PM
ghollingshead, I would be in favour of bringing back the death penalty if the entire Canadian government and 'justice system' had more checks and balances and wasn't so corrupt.
There is a BIG problem with dirty cops in this country. Look at what happened to David Milgaard.
Milgaard was totally framed and convicted soley on testamony sweated and coerced out of his two travelling companions over a period of days. The Gail Miller murder was the final act in a SERIES of brutal rapes by Fischer occuring over a period of time which clearly eliminated Milgaard as a suspect. What happened to Milgaard was not a mistake, it was a crime committed by police who still have their pensions.
Milgaard would be dead today if the death penalty had been in effect.
Today's government can't be trusted with that kind of power.
It would be better if more civilians had gun carry permits.
Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-28 1:23:31 PM
I agree with you completely. Human life is sacred. You cannot be in favor of capital punishment and against abortion. Even in cases of the the lowest of the low. Governements cannot be trusted with something so important. If while commiting these terrible crimes though, they happen to run into a bullet, that's another thing entirely. We have an obligation to protect ourselves.
Posted by: Bazoo | 2005-10-28 7:05:14 PM
Bazoo, I disagree that there exists a moral equivalence between innocent victims of abortion and a poster boy for capital punishment like Robert Pickton of BC.
I am against abortion.
While I believe all people are made in the image of God and are therefore sacred, the truely profane must be dealt with in a matter which brings security to the commons.
That which is Holy is set apart for the purpose of God.
Until such time that the 'Commons' truely becomes the commons again, I won't trust the Crown with the power to sentence it's subjects to death.
Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-28 10:37:43 PM
What do Safe Streets have to do with Healthy Communities? Now THAT'S ... SCARY!
Posted by: Hoodwinked Canadian | 2005-11-03 7:08:46 AM
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