No inmate influx means $1.48B in the bank, Toews says

CBC News

The expected influx of prison inmates from the federal government’s tougher sentencing rules didn’t materialize, so the government can count on spending $1.48 billion less than budgeted, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said today.

The money — $1.48 billion over seven years, Toews said — is the difference between what was allocated to the Correctional Service of Canada for an expected increase in capital expenditures and operational costs due to a predicted jump in the number of inmates, and what is actually needed based on the latest numbers.

The amount is “not savings,” Toews said. “We’re simply not seeing the increase that was predicted by the opposition nor the increase that was predicted by the CSC.”

Read More:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *