Cancel the Proposed Construction of the Kemptville Prison

Cancel the Proposed Construction of the Kemptville Prison

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Sarah Ciliberto started this petition to Doug Ford and

In August 2020, the Ford Government and MPP Steve Clark suddenly announced plans to build a 235-bed prison in Kemptville. There was no consultation with local residents or North Grenville council.

The location of the jail would be close to our Old Downtown Kemptville which we have worked so hard at building up and getting as much traffic in as possible to help our small businesses. This is also close to residential and school areas which is very concerning for much of our community. 

Kemptville is a town that we are proud to live in, it’s a place where we feel safe and great place to invest and grow our families... or so we thought. By allowing this construction to begin, the investment in our town will very likely decrease. People may decide to leave this town and move somewhere else where they don’t have to worry about living in a town with this kind of facility. Businesses may suffer due to a reduction in people wanting to visit the area and most importantly, the parents of our up and coming youth may live with an increase in anxiety at the thought of a jail being so close to home. Our mayor wants to increase tourism in Kemptville but this new image will definitely affect that plan. 

We’re asking Doug Ford’s government to find a real solution to our deeply troubled incarceration system and recognize that tearing down an old jail and building a new one is simply a façade that will negatively affect the businesses and people of Kemptville, Ontario. 

Two grassroots opposition organizations, the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison and the JAIL Opposition Group, formed shortly after the province's announcement. Please consider supporting the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison (CAPP) in their efforts to get the facts out to Kemptville and North Grenville residents and let people know how they can speak out against this plan.

Your dollars will help fund a Canada Post mail-out to over 6,400 residences and businesses in Kemptville and the surrounding area and will be used to promote our message using social media ads. If we receive money over our $4,000 target,  it will be used for additional social medial ads and to help defray our other costs. 

Click the link below to make your donation:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-stop-the-kemptville-prison?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet

Visit the CAPP website to find out more about this issue: 

https://www.coalitionagainstproposedprison.ca/

The Jail Opposition Group (jail.opposition.group@gmail.com) has also been very active in protesting the province's plan. See their Facebook group here: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/644593989591680/

 

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