Saturday, May 20, 2006

Is Constable Stock still tackling crime or not?

Scrolling through my e-mails yesterday and saw a press release from the Feds titled "Government of Canada launches "Tackling Crime" website", and just over an hour later the release was retracted with a Kill Bulletin, indicating the release had been sent in error. Perhaps they're not tackling crime after all?

Seemed a little unusual, so I clicked on the site just to see if it was live yet or not. It was. According to the killed press release, its purpose is to “give Canadians information on measures the federal government is putting into place to help ensure public safety and security.”

Click on the site and you see that translates as “taxpayer-funded advertising for the Conservative Party of Canada.” Expect such a site might have resources and tips for Canadians to keep themselves safe, or help them get information and access to law enforcement services? Yeah, not so much.

But, continuing the government’s new Conservative-blue Web site design (blue: Canada’s other other official colour) we get the infamous five priorities, a big picture of Stockwell Day, and press releases about all the good stuff the Conservatives are doing to tackle crime, like killing the “costly and ineffective” gun registry.

Well, with Stock on the job, I feel safer already. But isn’t the use of taxpayer dollars to regurgitate party talking points the sort of thing he used to tut tut? I’m just saying.

Transmitted by CNW Group on : May 19, 2006 13:53
/K I L L B U L L E T I N - Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada/

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - We are advised by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada that editors should disregard c9975, "Government of Canada launches "Tackling Crime" website", transmitted at 12:38e today. The item was sent in error and should not be used.

Transmitted by CNW Group on : May 19, 2006 12:38

Government of Canada launches "Tackling Crime" website

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has launched a new website highlighting one of the Government of Canada's five key priorities - tackling crime. This one-stop source of information will give Canadians access to information on the government's efforts to keep Canada's communities safe from gun, gang and drug violence.

The website brings together information from the key departments of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) and the Department of Justice Canada as well as PSEPC portfolio partners the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canada Border Services Agency.

"Safe streets and safe communities are the foundation of happy, secure families and a strong economy," said Minister Day. "We have promised to work hard to get tough on crime and we are doing it."

The website is designed to give Canadians information on measures the federal government is putting into place to help ensure public safety and security. These initiatives include enhanced law enforcement resources, efforts to educate at-risk youth in order to prevent crime and criminal justice reforms.

"Canadians want action to reduce the threat that our streets and communities face as a result of gun and gang violence," said Minister of Justice Vic Toews. "This website will provide details on our justice reforms and initiatives, which will mean real results for Canadian communities."

"The launch of the website during Police Week is also symbolic of the contribution law enforcement officers and prosecutors make to safe streets and neighbourhoods," said Minister Day. "By working together we can make law-abiding citizens and their families more secure."


/For further information:

Media Relations: Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, (613) 991-0657; Mélisa Leclerc, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, (613) 991-2863/

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, these clowns are spending a lot of money on domain names for all their various targeted propaganda and mind-control experiments. Does accountable government mean we at least get to see the tax dollar bill for it?