Toews blames Liberal MPs for no new prison

We are not getting much-needed federal support for a new jail. That’s what visiting Public Safety Minister Vic Toews reiterated to reporters on Tuesday. He also said it’s the fault of Liberal MPs from our province for never bringing it to his attention. “If the MPs have an issue in that respect, they should bring it to my attention and we can have that discussion,” he said. “The Newfoundland and Labrador MPs have never identified this as a need in Newfoundland and Labrador.” MP Siobhan Coady voiced her thoughts: Toews was just playing politics. “Mr. Toews is very well aware of the request by this province. He knows all about this issue and still refuses to act,” she said. “Then to turn this into kind of a political football instead of providing solutions to a serious problem, I think it’s pretty disrespectful.”

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