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Surrey-North MP Sandhu Slams Conservative Minister For Inaction On Surreyt Violence

OTTAWA – During Question Period Thursday, Surrey NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu slammed the Conservatives’ Minister of Public Safety for not doing enough to address gang-related violence while a deadly spate of shootings continues in Surrey.

The recent gang turf war has so far resulted in an alarming number of shootings and one homicide. “Gang violence in Surrey has reached crisis levels. My community needs urgent action from this government. But instead, yesterday they stood in this House and patted themselves on the back for a job well-done. Last night the Minster was doing damage control- but he has still refused to make any concrete commitments. It’s unacceptable. Surrey needs more resources, including youth gang prevention programs,” said MP Sandhu.

People in Surrey are worried for their safety and the safety of their children. Residents have been gathering in the community and calling out to all levels of government to work together and take action to stop gang-related violence. “Will the government start by immediately approving the 100 RCMP officers the City of Surrey has requested?” asked Sandhu

Jasbir Sandhu has been actively highlighting the need to address gang-related violence in Canada since 2011. He introduced motion M-407 in the House of Commons, which calls on the Government to provide stable, long-term funding for youth gang prevention and intervention programs. Conservatives and Liberals will soon have a chance to vote in favour of this motion and work towards keeping our communities safe.

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