Sign the Petition against Bill C-10 at http://lpc.ca/prh
On Monday, I along with my liberal colleagues voted against bill C-10, the Conservative Omnibus Crime Bill, a Bill that puts ideology before evidence and turns young offenders into hardened criminals.
Please take the time to sign our petition against Bill C-10 and join the growing number of Canadians who are opposed to the Conservative Government’s ideological crime agenda: http://lpc.ca/prh .
I encourage you to forward this petition, and share it on Facebook and Twitter.
My colleague and Liberal Justice and Human Rights Critic, Irwin Cotler worked to improve this legislation for the benefit of all Canadians. He introduced amendments to get tough on terrorists that were almost completely ignored. The exception being when the Conservatives tried unsuccessfully to reintroduce Mr. Cotler’s amendment on terrorism as their own.
In Mr. Cotler’s words: “The Conservatives’ bundling together of 9 bills that warranted independent discussion, their shutting down of debate in committee, and their rejection of all amendments while arrogantly labeling others as supporters of criminals and not victims, undermines Parliament and democratic process.
“This bill will fail our vulnerable youth, the mentally ill, aboriginal people, visible minorities and the poor. It repeats the mistakes of failed, expensive and discredited American crime policy. Police and prisons officials from states like Texas are telling Mr. Harper very clearly: ‘We tried what you are doing but it drained the public coffers and made our communities less safe. Do not go down our failed path.’”
I encourage you to share this email with friends and family and send a message to the government that Canadians support policies based on evidence and facts not based on ideology.
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
MP Murray on Bill C-10
MP Breakfast: Crime and Punishment in a Conservative Canada
Dr. Robert Gordon spoke about Bill C-10 Joyce Murray’s “MP Breakfast Connections”. This talk took place at Enigma Restaurant in West Point Grey. Please check the website regularly for upcoming events or sign up for the e-newsletter.
Video Highlights from MP Murray’s Crime and Poverty Dialogue with Senator Art Eggleton and community leaders.
Highlights from MP Murray’s Tele-townhall on Crime Bill C-10 with over 5400 Quadra constituents.