March 1, 2012
This report was produced with the collaboration of Ogijiita Pimachiowin
Kinamatwin, The Community Education Development Association, The Canadian
CED Network, Maintain the Momentum and Make Poverty History Manitoba.
The Federal Government’s Omnibus Crime Bill C-10, if passed, will cost the
province of Manitoba an estimated $90 million a year. The vast majority of
these funds will be spent on locking more people up for longer, a strategy
that fails to create safer communities. Strategies that focus on prevention,
not punishment, succeed. Our plan focuses on investing that $90 million in
four key areas: housing, education, employment and mental health/addictions.