Safer, Healthier Communities


Budget 2024 takes action to protect our environment and strengthen our communities, making them safer and healthier places to live, work, and raise a family.

Key Measures in Budget 2024

  • Cracking down on auto theft with a robust plan to make it harder to steal vehicles and to export stolen vehicles and moving forward with additional penalties under the Criminal Code for those who commit an auto-theft related offence.
  • Recognizing the work of Volunteer Firefighters and Search and Rescue by doubling their tax credits.
  • Combatting hate so that together, we can build a fairer, safer Canada for every generation.
    • Proposing $273.6 million for Canada's Action Plan on Combatting Hate to support community outreach and law enforcement reform, tackle the rise in hate crimes, enhance community security, counter radicalization, and increase support for victims.
    • Proposing $7.3 million to address the rise in Antisemitism.
    • Proposing $7.3 million to address the rise in Islamophobia.
  • Keeping our streets safe by taking assault weapons off our streets with a proposed investment of $30.4 million for the buyback of assault-style firearms, sourced from existing departmental resources.
  • Supporting Canadians in their access to justice with $440 million towards access to legal aid in the criminal justice system.
  • Investing in Canada's National Parks to increase access to nature, support our tourism industry, and preserve and protect Canada's natural and historical legacy.
    • Establishing the new Pituamkek National Park Reserve on Prince Edward Island.
    • Establishing the new Central Coast National Marine Conservation Area Reserve in British Columbia's Great Bear Sea.
    • Establishing Ojibway National Urban Park in Windsor, Ontario.
  • Supporting Canada's national athletes as they train to compete for Canada at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this summer and beyond, with a $35 million funding increase for support athletes and $16 million to help create a safer and more welcoming sport environment for all athletes.
  • Keeping our children safe by protecting them from online harm and supporting Kids Help Phone.

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