Media Statement from GPO Labour Critic and recent London North Centre canddiate Kevin Labonte
“The Green Party of Ontario is calling on the McGuinty government to launch a full investigation into the unsafe conditions faced by both guards and inmates at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Center in London.
Staff have reported that severe underfunding has negatively impacted their safety and the safety of inmates. Cells are overcrowded resulting in inhumane living conditions for the inmates.
This is a volatile situation that must be acted upon immediately. It is a clear example of the short sighted vision previous Ontario governments have for our public institutions.
It is important for the government to safety now before the situation deteriorates more.”