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(Ottawa) – During Question Period in the House of Commons today, local MP Russ Hiebert asked the Public Safety Minister to confirm the first 20 of 100 promised RCMP officers has already been posted to Surrey to tackle gang-related violence.
“The people of my community want to be able to enjoy life without fear of gang-related violence in their neighbourhoods, and they know that only our Conservative Government can deliver on a solid tough on crime agenda,” said Mr. Hiebert. “Can the Minister of Public Safety update this House, as to the situation on the ground in Surrey?”
The Minister, the Hon. Stephen Blaney, replied, “Our Government continues to take action to ensure the safety and security of Canadians. No one should ever be afraid for their safety when walking down a street in this country. I am pleased to announce that the deployment of the first 20 members committed to Surrey is underway and that boots are already on the ground.”
“What is clear also, is that while our Conservative Government has passed over thirty new measures to crack down on crime, including new prison sentences for drive by shootings, the Liberals and NDP preferred to vote against these common sense measures – they should be ashamed,” the Minister stated.
Mr. Hiebert commented after Question Period that, “I’m pleased to be part of a government that listens to the concerns of Canadians and takes action to address those concerns. Cracking down on gang violence is a priority for Surrey, and today’s announcement by the Minister is a positive step forwards.”
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