By: Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - It's not clear the Conservatives are getting a whole lot of bang for all the bucks thrown at the illicit drug problem, a new report says.
A consultant hired by the Justice Department couldn't tell whether the Tory drugs strategy is working.
That casts doubt over the value of a multimillion-dollar suite of anti-drug programs, which has formed part of the Tories' tough-on-crime message.
The true cost of various legislation to crack down on crime is at the heart of hearings this week into whether the Harper government is in contempt of Parliament.
The government had refused a request from the Commons finance committee for detailed cost estimates for all crime bills on the grounds they are cabinet confidences. The opposition disagreed. Read more »
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