Government of Canada provides support to combat gun and gang violence in Prince Edward Island
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Gun and gang violence is increasing across Canada - in rural communities, small towns and big cities. Keeping our communities safe from this violence is a priority for the Government of Canada and tackling it requires federal, provincial and territorial cooperation to combat violence at the local level. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action through the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence.
Today on behalf of the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, announced more than $1.5 million in funding over three years to support the Guns and Gang Violence Action Fund – Prince Edward Island. The province will use the funding to support police services and other organizations in enhancing efforts to prevent, disrupt, and combat gun and gang violence, and increase awareness and understanding of related issues.
Prince Edward Island's plan on gun and gang violence complements the province's recent Crime Prevention and Policing Services Review, and is informed by successive Provincial Threat Assessments. The province will focus on the development and implementation of a provincial integrated enforcement team, provincial governance, prevention and education, intelligence driven enforcement, as well as review and refinement based on emerging evidence.