Decision underscores inmate adage: ‘When you get tough on crime, crime gets tough on you’

By John L. Hill (October 12, 2022, 12:32 PM EDT) -- It may be politically popular to get tough on crime. It is also very costly. The Parliamentary Budget Office using Correctional Service of Canada data found that the three-year minimum sentence for firearms offences that came into effect in 2006 has resulted in 1,200 more years people convicted served than they would have previously....