Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

November 22, 2006 14:26 ET

PSEPC: Minister Day Applauds Law Enforcement Efforts in Cracking Down on Organized Crime

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2006) - Today the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement in response to the announcement in Montreal of arrests related to alleged organization crime operations. This is the latest in a series of successful policing operations aimed at cracking down on organized crime in Canada.

"On the morning of November 22, Canadians awoke to the news that our law enforcement agencies have arrested a number of individuals in a coordinated police operation. Organized crime knows no boundaries and today's arrests demonstrate the efforts of law enforcement working beyond geography and jurisdiction to tackle this insidious crime.

Canada's New Government made tackling crime a priority. We pledged to fight organized crime and stand up for safe streets. This is why we committed to supporting our law enforcement agencies and ensuring they have all the tools and resources to fulfill their duties effectively.

This operation is testimony to the excellent work of the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies. On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I commend them for their tireless efforts to keep our communities safe.

Let this be a signal to all criminal organizations that want to test the resolve of the RCMP and our government to tackle crime. This thorough and extensive police operation is good news for all Canadians and shows that our government's approach of getting tough on crime is working.

Our new government remains unwavering in our determination to protect our communities. We are committed to ensuring that Canada is not a safe haven for organized crime."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863