Justice System an Injustice for Taxpayers

(QUEEN's PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, condemned the McGuinty Liberal Government over Ontario's overpriced justice system and the McGuinty Liberals' inability to deal with their spending addiction.

"The people of Ontario expect a fair justice system. Not only one that's fair for defendants and plaintiffs, but for the taxpayers as well," said Hillier.

Hillier's comments follow the release of the Ontario Auditor General’s 2012 Report and its indictment of our expensive criminal justice system. The Auditor General surveyed the mismanagement and overspending and highlighted the incompetencies when it comes to our justice system.

Hillier noted four examples from the Auditor General's Report of just how mismanaged and spendthrift the McGuinty Liberals are

"The people of Ontario expect a fair justice system. Not only one that's fair for defendants and plaintiffs, but for the taxpayers as well," said Hillier.

Hillier's comments follow the release of the Ontario Auditor General’s 2012 Report and its indictment of our expensive criminal justice system. The Auditor General surveyed the mismanagement and overspending and highlighted the incompetencies when it comes to our justice system.

Hillier noted four examples from the Auditor General's Report of just how mismanaged and spendthrift the McGuinty Liberals are

"The people of Ontario expect a fair justice system. Not only one that's fair for defendants and plaintiffs, but for the taxpayers as well," said Hillier.

Hillier's comments follow the release of the Ontario Auditor General’s 2012 Report and its indictment of our expensive criminal justice system. The Auditor General surveyed the mismanagement and overspending and highlighted the incompetencies when it comes to our justice system.

Hillier noted four examples from the Auditor General's Report of just how mismanaged and spendthrift the McGuinty Liberals are when it comes to criminal justice:

  • Ontario Provincial Police costs are up 27 per cent over five years. The number of calls to the OPP hasn't changed over that time
  • The number of Crown Attorneys and their cost have doubled. The number of criminal charges handled by them is unchanged.
  • The OPP doesn't know the location of around 200 police vehicles it owns.
  • The Auditor General noted "instances where seized cash, weapons and drugs, as well as officers' weapons, were either improperly stored or accounted for, or were missing."


"When the Auditor General can't get the OPP to locate 200 police vehicles that they own, it is a pretty glaring example of recklessness and waste of our tax dollars," said Hillier. "We have seen a steady increase in the size and cost of government under Premier McGuinty; it is unsurprising yet disappointing when the AG can find so many examples of waste in just one government department."

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