Sandhu Decries Conservative Cuts To Youth Gang Prevention Programs


OTTAWA –  NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu (Surrey North) highlighted the cuts in funding to anti-gang programs by the Conservatives.

“Youth gang prevention programs are critical for the future of our children and the safety of our communities,” Sandhu said in parliament this week.

“The Pathfinder Youth Centre Society is an important organization in my community that helps at-risk youth by teaching them conflict resolution, personal responsibility and job skills while helping to build their self-esteem and confidence.

“Cost-effective crime-prevention programs like Pathfinders help our youth stay out of gangs and in school.

“Unfortunately Mr. Speaker, I recently learned that the Conservative Government will soon be cutting most of Pathfinders federal funding.

“The Conservatives’ out of touch approach to crime ignores crime prevention and the safety of our communities. I urge them to restore funding to Pathfinders and support organizations like it across the country.”