Unclear what Brampton will get from Ottawa’s $200M funding to combat gun and gang violence
Unclear what Brampton will get from Ottawa’s $200M funding to combat gun and gang violence
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Unclear what Brampton will get from Ottawa’s $200M funding to combat gun and gang violence


In the midst of Peel Region’s worst ever crime wave, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is giving $200 million to provinces to help disrupt the inner workings of black-market gun sales and gang activity across the country.

An additional $86 million investment in the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency may make a difference, particularly in stemming the flow of guns over the border.

But despite a Brampton MP’s attempt to promote her government’s tough on crime initiative, it remains unclear how the city, currently reeling from a guns and gangs epidemic, will benefit directly from an infusion of badly needed funding as the city's violent crime problem continues to grow.



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