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Prime Minister's tough-on-crime agenda energizes base, appeals to swing voters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is expected to reintroduce a slate of justice bills, but experts predict the measures will only increase incarceration rates at great expense to taxpayers.

As crime rates in Canada fall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is expected to reintroduce a slate of justice bills to beef up sentences and enforcement, but justice experts predict the measures will only increase incarceration rates at great expense to taxpayers, and political observers say the Tories' stance will energize their base and appeal to law-abiding swing voters.

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Prime Minister's tough-on-crime agenda energizes base, appeals to swing voters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is expected to reintroduce a slate of justice bills, but experts predict the measures will only increase incarceration rates at great expense to taxpayers.

As crime rates in Canada fall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is expected to reintroduce a slate of justice bills to beef up sentences and enforcement, but justice experts predict the measures will only increase incarceration rates at great expense to taxpayers, and political observers say the Tories' stance will energize their base and appeal to law-abiding swing voters.

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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