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Dhaliwal Says Conservative Government Caught In A Lie About RCMP “Boots On The Ground”

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will be coming to Surrey on Monday, June 29th at 5:30 pm for a Meet and Greet event at the Taj Park Convention Centre (formerly the Bear Creek Banquet Hall). “I am pleased that Justin Trudeau is returning to Surrey to help me launch my summer campaign season”, said Sukh Dhaliwal. “We will have many of our Liberal Party members out to see our Leader for a free event”.

SURREY –  “Real change is about honesty in government. The truth is that the Conservatives are not being honest with us in Surrey about new RCMP “boots on the ground” stated Dhaliwal.

The City of Surrey has again been the unwilling participant in the Conservative Government’s electioneering, using the present youth gang violence and string of murders as a backdrop to claim that they are getting tough on crime. In this pre-election period, the Conservatives have been misleading Surrey residents that they have been fulfilling the City’s request for action to address these problems.

Last week, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney issued a press release claiming that “the deployment of the first 20 members committed to Surrey is underway and that boots are already on the ground”.

Last week, Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Bill Fordy confirmed that the number of officers deployed has not changed.

“This is blatant electioneering by the Conservative government”, said former Member of Parliament Sukh Dhaliwal, Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Surrey-Newton. “We cannot afford to be used as political pawns at this time of crisis in our community”.

“Last month, after many delays, it was announced that the Conservative Government has approved Surrey’s request for 100 new officers. Now the Minister has been caught deceiving us that a previous request for officers has been fulfilled, when the RCMP says it has not. We cannot trust that the government is doing nothing more than paying lip service to this issue”, said Dhaliwal.

As a former Member of Parliament, Sukh Dhaliwal has always addressed the government to get tough on crime in Surrey. He has frequently called for more RCMP and to use the current resources in a more proactive fashion as to divert our youth away from the life of crime.

“It is shameful that the Conservatives would take advantage of the fears in our community just to make political points, but not take any action to keep us safe. I will promise to ensure that Surrey gets the attention it deserves and that we also have the resources we need to provide us with a safe environment that makes Surrey the best place to live, work, and raise our children”, said Dhaliwal.

Dhaliwal also announced that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will be coming to Surrey on Monday, June 29th at 5:30 pm for a Meet and Greet event at the Taj Park Convention Centre (formerly the Bear Creek Banquet Hall).

“In my many trips to British Columbia during the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand that British Columbians want, and are ready for, change”, said Justin Trudeau. “They know that a better Canada is possible. They know that we need a better team and a better plan – one that strengthens our economy, and delivers fairness to the middle class and those working hard to join it”.

“I’ll be back in BC to meet with residents and share our plan for fairness and transparency. I hope you’ll join me at a Meet and Greet with, Sukh Dhaliwal, our Liberal candidate for Surrey-Newton”, continued Justin.

“I am pleased that Justin Trudeau is returning to Surrey to help me launch my summer campaign season”, said Sukh Dhaliwal. “We will have many of our Liberal Party members out to see our Leader for a free event”.

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