Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My mind’s made up. Don’t confuse me with the facts.

The Toronto Sun reports that the prison tattoo parlour program that was initiated on a trial basis in 2005 and later cancelled by the Conservative government was a “cost-effective success.”

According to a Correctional Service of Canada study, "Initial results of the initiative indicate potential to reduce harm, reduce exposure to health risk and enhance the health and safety of staff members, inmates and the general public.”

But you’ll never be able to accuse the Harper Cons of letting the facts get in the way of good ideological policies. “A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan said the government has no plan to resurrect the program.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This and safe injection sites are doomed under conservatives because THESE conservatives especially are not concerned at all with the public good, but taking every opportunity to be sure to crap on people who need help. If you need help, then there's something wrong with you, and you should be punished. God says so.