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OTTAWA, May 9, 2011 — Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, reaffirmed the Harper Government's commitment to supporting Canada's frontline police officers and vulnerable Canadians with comprehensive action that works to make our streets safer. Minister Toews made these comments during a speech at the Canadian Police Association Annual General Meeting in Ottawa.

“Our Government has been given a strong stable majority mandate to continue our work to make our communities safe. Canadians expect us to deliver on our commitments and we will not let them down,” said Minister Toews. “We will keep working to ensure that the interests of families and communities are placed above those of criminals and to ensure we have a strong, effective justice system with which to do it.”

Within the first 100 sitting days of Parliament, the Harper Government is committed to passing important legislation such as:

These measures to support our police and law abiding Canadians would build on those taken since the Harper Government first took office in 2006, including:

“Our police officers are on the frontlines of protecting the safety of Canadians and their communities. We will continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to putting in place the tools they need to effectively do their jobs.”


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