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Okay, I understand now why Harper is so adamant about the crime bill. The top 10 cities that has the most crime in Canada are all from Western provinces. Of course you'd want to clean up your backyard.
BUT WHY THE HELL DOES THE REST OF CANADA HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS RIDICULOUS AND EXPENSIVE CRIME BILL THAT HAS SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL EVIDENCE OF NOT WORKING WHEN ITS NOT REALLY APPLICABLE TO THE REST OF US?!?!? Just because the police and the judicial system in the West are incompetent, don't put us in the same net. Fix your problem. The West complains so much about the incompetence and corruption of the RCMP. Then get rid of it and create your own centralized local police force like many cities in Ontario and Quebec. (Not sure how Atlantic Canada policing works, so I'm omitting you guys).
Big bad Toronto with all our "hard core crime" doesn't even make it in the top 50 cities. Heck, if you look in the list, most of the cities in the bottom half of the rankings are in Ontario and Quebec. And both Ontario and Quebec are strong believers in rehabilitation aside from imposing punishment. And I think the crime statistics says a lot about the effectiveness of that policy.