SURREY’S NDP MPs Jinny Sims (Newton-North Delta) and Jasbir Sandhu (Surrey North) and Jinny Sims (Newton – North Delta) tore a strip off the Conservative Government in the House of Commons for failing to deliver on its promise for 100 new RCMP officers in Surrey.
Sandhu said: “Gang violence in my community is in a state of crisis. Over 36 shootings in Surrey since March, and the Conservatives have to be pushed every step the way, and yet fail to take action. They have resisted supplying more RCMP officers and for critical investment in youth gang crime prevention programs.
“Now, the Minister of Public Safety says 20 new RCMP officers are on the ground, but reports say this is not true. Have the additional RCMP officers made it to Surrey yet, yes or no?”
Sims said: “The minister said promised boots are already on the ground to fight gang violence in Surrey, but the truth is there are no new RCMP officers on the ground in Surrey. The current complement of RCMP officers is 703, exactly what it was more than two months ago. The minister misled the public. The people of Surrey deserve better.
“Will Conservatives stop playing games with my community’s safety and tell us exactly when the 100 new RCMP officers they promised will actually be deployed?”