Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives continue to boast about their tough on crime agenda, but the more we look into it, the more we realize that it was written on the back of a napkin.
Quebec's public safety department estimates that Bill C-10 will increase the prison population by 20%. That means an additional 1,000 people in the prison system, which is already 96% full.
If the government were serious, it would co-operate with the provinces to make sure they have the necessary resources.
For the time being, the only thing it does is send the bill to the provinces. Why?