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Criminologist: Ottawa’s Crime Approach Costing Canadians

November 25, 2011 6:40 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

A visiting professor from Memorial University will lecture on prison capacity in Canada and the need for an alternative approach at the University of Manitoba this morning.

Justin Piché will challenge Manitobans to speak out against the federal government’s “runaway punishment train” during his speech.

Piché will talk on the federal government’s crime approach, providing evidence that Ottawa is only putting a burden on Canadian taxpayers’ wallets, while doing little to promote public safety.

The 30-year-old criminologist and blogger says investment in prisons brings a poor return in community safety, compared to alternatives to incarceration.

Piché’s lecture will be held in the Moot Court Room in Robson Hall on the Fort Garry Campus at 11:30 a.m.