Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada
Government of Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island

April 09, 2010 14:22 ET

The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island Invest in Policing Infrastructure for First Nation Communities

Investment will improve policing facilities for First Nations policing services

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) - Today the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, along with the Honourable Doug W. Currie, Attorney General for Prince Edward Island, announced $49,439 in funding for policing infrastructure improvements for the First Nation community of Abegweit.

"Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our Government is stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and giving police the tools they need to make our streets safe," said Minister Toews. "Modern facilities are needed to give law enforcement the upper hand to tackle today's criminals. This government remains committed to making First Nations communities safe."

"This funding will help improve policing in our communities", said the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and MP for Egmont (P.E.I.). "Enhancing public safety is a commitment the Government is proud to deliver on."

The Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island are committed to enhancing public safety in First Nation communities, for the people who reside there and also for the health and well-being of the police officers who work for the communities. 

"We are very pleased to work with our Federal partners to provide funding towards the construction of a Community Policing Office at the Abegweit First Nation," said PEI Attorney General Doug W. Currie. "We are committed to providing police services that are culturally appropriate and accountable to the communities they service, and this new office will help ensure the success of our recently-established RCMP First Nations Community Police Service agreement with Abegweit."

This federal-provincial partnership provided $49,439 to the Abegweit First Nation to implement improvements to their policing infrastructure.

Under Canada's Economic Action Plan, the $15 million in funding to improve First Nations policing infrastructure was made available to communities currently receiving enhanced funding for police services through Public Safety Canada's First Nations Policing Program.

Contact Information

  • Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-0657
    or
    Office of the Attorney General and Public Safety
    Joanne MacKinnon
    Planning, Communications and FOIPP Coordinator
    902-368-5010
    jymackinnon@gov.pe.ca