Canada's Economic Action Plan outlines funding for the Ottawa Police Service

OTTAWA, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Minister of Democratic Reform, Minister responsible for the National Capital Region and Member of Parliament for NepeanCarleton met with representatives of the Ottawa Police Service to acknowledge the unique role they play in the safety of the National Capital Region and to commit $10 million in funding over five years in support of policing services, as outlined in the 2015 Economic Action Plan.

The presence of federal landmarks and institutions of national significance has created a unique policing environment in the National Capital Region. In recognition of these exceptional circumstances, the Economic Action Plan 2015 has proposed $10 million for the city of Ottawa to support its increased security costs.

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"The Ottawa Police Service plays a central role in keeping our community safe during the special and extraordinary events that come with residing in our nation's Capital. In recognition of their unique and tireless efforts to go above and beyond their regular duties to keep us safe, our Government will be providing the Ottawa Police Services the predictable funding they can count on."

-The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Minister of Democratic Reform, (Minister responsible for the National Capital Region) and Member of Parliament for NepeanCarleton

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