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View Lloyd Longfield Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Lloyd Longfield Profile
2019-02-21 16:28 [p.25648]
Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member down the way for bringing up the improvements that we are looking at in our correctional facilities. It is in contrast to previous governments wanting to build large jails and locking everybody up versus investing in the system and the people operating within our correctional services.
We are investing over $300 million over six years on infrastructure and personnel improvements and $150 million on mental health care for inmates and the people working within the facilities.
Could the hon. member talk about the strategic purpose of investing in this way to improve our system versus building bigger jails and locking everybody up?
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