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Friday, November 04, 2011 

The Provinces Are Right (well except for Saskatchewan): It Is Unfair For Harper To Make The Provinces Pay For His Crime Bill

"The provinces are right: It is unfair for the federal government to follow its own unsupported whims on crime and then make the provincial governments pay the bill"

Generally speaking, the level of government that enacts legislation should bear the political burden of raising the taxes necessary to pay for it. That isn't always practical in a federal system, which is one reason we have transfer payments. While the federal government amends the Criminal Code and similar laws, the provinces run some of the courts and correctional facilities. Any offenders sentenced to less than two years serve their time in provincial prisons."

The Ottawa Citizen



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