Mr. Speaker, those words are not very comforting to the people who live in my community.
Since those 53 offenders have gone unlawfully at large, at least eight sexual offences have occurred, in addition to assaults and robberies. I have received letters from the Commissioner of Corrections and the solicitor general who say “All is well. That is just the risk you folks have to take”.
Why will the solicitor general not grasp a bit of reality and admit that Canada's prison system needs an overhaul, and a major overhaul at that?