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Statement by Canada’s Conservatives on Rural Crime in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Conservative Members of Parliament Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland), Blaine Calkins (Red Deer – Lacombe), and Pierre Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg – Haute-St. Charles) today issued the following statement regarding rural crime in Canada:

“Canada’s Conservatives believe that the safety of Canadians must be the number one priority of any government. Unfortunately, due to escalating crime rates in our rural communities, many Canadians do not feel safe in their own homes.

“Over the past few months, Conservative Members of Parliament held meetings across the country with law enforcement officers, community leaders and concerned citizens. We heard firsthand about the need for a strategy to address rural crime issues, including filling vacant RCMP positions.

“That is why we are bringing forward Motion 167, which calls on the Public Safety and National Security committee to conduct a comprehensive and current federal assessment of crime rates and trends, an analysis of RCMP, policing, and staff resources, along with provincial and municipal partnerships, in rural and remote communities across Canada. This motion is an important first step toward making concrete recommendations that will enhance rural crime prevention and reduce emerging crime rates.

“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to stand up for rural communities and to fight for concrete actions to keep Canadians safe.”

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  • Nicole Nixon , July 27, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

    Your message is being ignored by Conservatives in Manitoba.
    I purchased land and built a beautiful home north of Neepawa, in the hills, located in the Municipality of Rosedale. They have an illegal park to the immediate south which permits for continual harassment, the violation of provincial and federal laws, property damage and trespassing. Those responsible are drunk and armed.
    When in contact with our local Conservative MLA then Stu Briese, nothing was done. Robert Sopuck refuses to discuss the issue. Our present MLA Eileen Clarke responded with, “What do you want us to do about it.” Impressive, not.
    I sincerely thought that living in a Conservative area would place safety on a podium. To be honest it is the complete opposite. It is a horrible seven year experience. Perhaps you need to head this way and view the severity.
    I could do better with my eyes closed. Now we have a candidate who inspires to replace Robert Sopuck by insisting that he could talk policies all day.
    That is not needed in this area. Safety, communities and families are to take priority, not policies.
    You are not responsible for the caliber of Conservatives presently heading the province, but you could help us out with our MP position. Please ensure that whoever does carry the banner of the Conservative Party in the area, that they have taken the time to read the Conservative Constitution and is a populist.
    Thank you.

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