Contrast the facts, with the rhetoric:
Canadians have always been proud of their safe streets and communities—something that long distinguished us from our friends across the border.
Today, however, crime is erasing the promise of our Constitution, the promise of peace, order and good government.
Canadians want their safe streets and communities back.
Under our government, the protection of law-abiding citizens and their property is once again becoming the top priority of our criminal justice system.
Stephen Harper Throne Speech 2007
"Crime is erasing the promise of our Constitution"?:
Violent crime: Decline in most serious offences
Property crime: Decline in break-ins and motor vehicle theft
Youth crime: Slight decline in the youth crime rate
Metropolitan areas: Declines seen in most cities
A responsible government takes its cues from the statistics, a political opportunistic government, takes its cues from SunMedia.
I do have one suggestion. If Harper really wants to see criminals behind bars, then maybe he could quit clogging up our courts with his petty legal actions.