New Democratic Party leadership candidate Paul Dewar is gunning for the top job in the NDP on March 24

A New Democratic Party led by Paul Dewar is aiming to win new support from Canadians with a strong focus on crime prevention and addiction treatment.

“A stronger and more caring Canada is a Canada where everyone is safe at home and in their communities. But Stephen Harper’s approach has a proven track record of failing our communities and leaving the government deeper in debt,” said Dewar during a campaign stop in Surrey, BC. “My focus will be on preventing crimes and actually making our communities safer. It’s a strategy that will attract more voters to the NDP right here in BC.”

“Addiction treatment centres are providing real crime prevention by helping people overcome their challenges rather than fall into criminality,” said Dewar. “Prevention is not just the better way of ensuring public safety; it’s the more cost-effective way.”