Ontario needs Youth Commissioner: Tory

    Violence continues on our streets with no coordinated plan from McGuinty
    to stop crime

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory
today repeated his call for a Youth Commissioner in Ontario after another
weekend of deadly violence in Toronto.
    "Programs for children and families in Ontario aren't working the way
they should," said Tory. "They are uncoordinated and as a result they are not
effective enough. A Youth Commissioner is desperately needed to fix this
problem and help stop the violence on our streets."
    Tory made the comments a day before community groups are scheduled to
hold their own inquiry into the death of 15-year-old Jordan Manners, which
Tory is planning to attend. Tory has spoken with the family of Jordan Manners
and endorsed their call for both a Youth Commissioner and an inquiry into
Jordan's murder.
    "We just can't go on having people gunned down in churches, schools and
in broad daylight on the streets," said Tory. "If an inquiry and a Youth
Commissioner can bring us any closer at all to stopping this senseless
violence then Dalton McGuinty should get on with both. A Youth Commissioner
could start this process and as a first act initiate the inquiry."
    Tory added: "Ontario must urgently act to make our streets safer," said
Tory. "Our Party has a plan to dramatically improve community programs that
prevent crime, fix the justice system and give police the resources they

    The PC Plan, "For a Better Ontario: Leadership Matters," is available at

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