It is important to support our justice system in Northern Manitoba.
Our government has made a major commitment by passing legislation enabling communities like Thompson to deploy community safety officers. This will provide additional policing that will allow the RCMP to focus on its prime responsibilities.
We have also urged the federal government to restore its share of funding for the justice system to protect residents of this province.
The federal government is putting residents of First Nations communities at risk by cancelling funding for the Band Constable Program, which provides 31 Manitoba First Nations with front-line public safety, as of March 31, 2015. This will force First Nations, especially those in remote locations, to rely on distant RCMP detachments that are unable to respond quickly to community needs. Continue reading
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