Monday, August 25, 2008
Stockwell Day Says Street Gang Prevention Having Positive Impact In Montreal
From The Canadian Press:
MONTREAL — Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says federal government funding for street-gang prevention has had a positive effect in Montreal.
"We have increased the funding across the board when it comes to supporting police across the country," Day told The Canadian Press on Monday in a phone interview.
"We're always looking at what more needs to be done."
Day was in Montreal on Monday for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference.
Earlier this year, the federal government announced $92 million in funding over five years for street-gang prevention in Quebec.
On Sunday, Day joined anti-gang officers on a tour of a north-end Montreal neighbourhood that erupted into a riot earlier this month after police shot and killed 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva.
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Update: Police chief conference begins in Montreal -- The Gazette