Government of Canada provides $2.7 million to New Brunswick to tackle gun and gang violence
“There are many factors associated with gun and gang violence. As a police officer for nearly 40 years, I know we can’t arrest our way out of the problem. Understanding the causes specific to every community is necessary in reaching young people who may be vulnerable to joining gangs, and to giving youth a safe and secure way to leave gangs and build a strong future.”
- The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
“We’re taking action to protect families and communities. We’re doing that by complementing the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Strategy. Using the evidence that we collect, we will implement a strategic plan that will aim to address the underlying reasons for gang violence.”
- The Honourable Carl Urquhart, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General for the Province of New Brunswick
The Government of Canada invested $327.6 million over five years to help support a variety of initiatives to reduce gun crime and criminal gang activities under the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence.
From the $327.6 million, $214 million will be made available to the provinces and territories through the Gun and Gang Violence Action Fund over a period of five years. Through this fund, over the full five years, New Brunswick will receive a total of $2,709,797.
The Government of Canada also invested an additional $8 million over four years in the Youth Gang Prevention Fund, beginning in 2019 under the National Crime Prevention Strategy and as part of its commitment to community funding under the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence.
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
Public Safety Canada
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