The cost of federalism


The Ontario government figures the Harper government’s crime bill will cost the province $1 billion.

Now that it has passed, the McGuinty government says it has determined that the changes could add as many as 1,500 additional inmates to provincial correctional facilities by 2016 and may require a new 1,000-bed facility to be built. Ontario also believes that police officers will spending much more time in court instead of patrolling Ontario neighbourhoods.

The Ontario government says it intends to call on the federal government to help cover the extra costs at the upcoming meeting of federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers in Prince Edward Island.

See previously: Who pays for what?


The cost of federalism

  1. Another imposed cost we don’t need.

  2. By voting 4 for the advocate of “less gov/ent” u’ve given us “more gov/ent + the burden of bigger debt just 2 abide by GLOBALISM-USA-FEMA- vision.        

  3. What crap is that?…They would take any extra funds they would get from the federal government and put it in to general revenue, and then spend it on “green” initiatives that do not work, or a billion dollar e-health fiasco. Perhaps if McGuinty had  balanced the budget and not wasted billions he would have the money needed to ensure safe streets for Ontario citizens.. 

    • Which costs more? A “billion-dollar e-health fiasco”? Or a billion-dollar prison fiasco?

      • I see what you did there.

    • Stop worrying about the deficit.

      Cons fixate on the strangest things.

  4. “Who pays for what?”

    William Sumner ~ Forgotten Man:

    The type and formula of most schemes of philanthropy or humanitarianism is this: A and B put their heads together to decide what C shall be made to do for D ….

    They are always under the dominion of the superstition of government, and, forgetting that a government produces nothing at all, they leave out of sight the first fact to be remembered in all social discussion — that the state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced and saved it.

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