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Stubbs blasts report on rural crime

Lakeland Conservative Party MP Shannon Stubbs isn’t impressed with the work the Liberal government is doing on rural crime. Stubbs was in Edmonton last Thursday and held a press conference after the release of a government committee final report on rural crime featured only three pages devoted to the subject. She had strong words for the way her Motion 167 has been handled from day one, calling the results “unbelievable”.

“I think the outcome of Motion 167 and the result of that committee confirms without a shadow of a doubt that the federal Liberal government does not care about rural Canada and particularly, does not care about rural Albertans.”

Stubbs’ motion for trying to alleviate crime in remote areas was passed in the House of Commons back in June. The press conference took place as the provincial United Conservative Party began its first sitting in power in the Alberta legislature. The party says they will be looking into ways to combat rural crime. Stubbs applauds work done provincially but says the feds will have to step up to make a difference as well.

“Those include changes to the Criminal Code, to technology and resources provided to frontline RCMP officers and appointing a full complement of judges.”

A copy of the final report is available online.

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