Opinion: The truth about CBC’s ‘Prison Farm’

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article written by Calvin Neufeld and Kevin Belanger. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Recently, CBC aired a so-called “documentary” about the prison farms in Kingston. The Kingston Whig-Standard followed with an article praising the film. Both the

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Collins Bay Institution farm officially opens

The long-awaited return of Kingston prison farms was celebrated at Collins Bay Institution this morning. Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, officially launched the Correction Service of Canada’s (CSC) farm employment program on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Collins Bay Institution. The six

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MP Gerretsen confirms arrival of dairy cows at Collins Bay Institution

  On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, provided the following statement:   “I am pleased to confirm that six dairy cows, with heritage lineage, were successfully transported to Collins Bay Institution’s penitentiary farm this morning. Our Liberal government kept our promise

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