OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 17, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, along with officials from the Correctional Service of Canada, hosted a town hall meeting in Kingston, Ontario yesterday. They consulted Canadians on the feasibility of renewing penitentiary farm operations at Joyceville and Collins Bay institutions.

The town hall meeting was part of a larger feasibility study, which also included an online forum where stakeholders from government, business and the community were invited to share their opinions.

The results of the feasibility study are now being reviewed and compiled. A report on the study's findings will be prepared and posted publicly.

Quotes

"I am grateful that so many Canadians have taken the time to share their passion for, and ideas on re-establishing penitentiary farms at Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions. This feedback will now guide us in evaluating how best to move forward with this goal."

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"On behalf of Correctional Service Canada, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this feasibility study. Your contributions are invaluable to us as we continue to develop ways to actively help offenders to become law-abiding citizens."

Don Head, Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada

Associated links

History of CORCAN and the evolution of prison industries

June 2, 2016 news release

Contact Information:

Scott Bardsley
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness
613-998-5681

Media Relations
Correctional Service Canada
613-992-7711
media@csc-scc.gc.ca