(via Federal safety minister hexes job posting for prison witch in B.C. – News1130)
VANCOUVER – Public Safety Minister Vic Toews appears less concerned about the quality of spells cast from behind bars than he is about a backlash from taxpayers, cancelling a Corrections Canada tender for a priest to nurture the spiritual needs of witches in prison.
Earlier this week, the federal prison agency put out a request for a proposal for a Wiccan chaplain in British Columbia who would provide about 17 hours of service a month, about an hour less service than the department says it needs for the Jewish faith.
About an hour after The Canadian Press reported on the contract, a statement from Toews’s office said it will not proceed until after a review.