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Trudeau government has a distinctly different vision for federal Corrections

By Stan Stapleton      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has returned Corrections to its original function. Now it’s time to fully invest in the public safety employees and services who can make it happen.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. Three weeks ago, Mr. Goodale released, for the first time ever, his mandate letter to the newly appointed commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Three weeks ago, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale released, for the first time ever, his mandate letter to the newly appointed commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. The new commissioner, Anne Kelly, is a seasoned veteran of Corrections, having started her career as a federal parole officer before becoming a senior manager over a decade ago. Rendering the mandate letter public was a significant step towards better transparency for this federal agency.

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