Along with Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Social Impact Bonds are a bit like money laundering because they allow politicians to hide debt.
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Among the public sector members of the National Union are thousands of women and men who work in Canada’s justice system. These include Youth Corrections Professionals, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Sheriffs, as well as those who work in community-based social services, child protection, youth counsellors and other related social services.
These members of the National Union have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we believe can make an invaluable contribution to the development of public policy and legislation on criminal justice issues.
News on Corrections and Criminal Justice
"To make a difference, Canadians need to pressure our government to take on the issue of income inequality head-on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.
National Union sees decision to cut award winning prison rehabilitation program as yet another example of Harper government focusing too much on the punitive aspect of criminal justice and too little on the preventative.
"We presented the government with concrete proposals that would produce hundreds of millions of dollars in new annual revenues and savings,” says Walker. “Government negotiators showed no interest in these proposals."
Tentative agreement reached for NSGEU members at the Cape Breton Regional Police Services.
Research indicates that lack of access to timely and appropriate mental health services is a fundamental part of the problem.
Newly released audit predicts increased number of inmates into prisons that are already overcrowded and a justice system that is seriously underfunded.
"Harper and his government are not being tough on crime, they are being dumb on crime," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Our members who work in provincial jails are telling us that the number of inmates with mental health or addiction problems is growing dramatically," said NUPGE's National President James Clancy. “It is an inhumane way to deal with people who need treatment, not jail time.”