Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs is displeased with the Liberal Governments work on rural crime. A government committee final report on rural crime which featured only two pages devoted to rural crime prompted Stubbs to hold a press conference in Edmonton last Thursday. She had many strong words for the outcome of the investigation believing it was not right for rural residents.
“I think the outcome of Motion 167 and the result of that committee confirms without a shadow of a doubt that the federal Liberal government does not care about rural Canada and particularly, does not care about rural Albertans.”
The House of Commons passed Stubbs motion to reduce rural crimes in June of 2018. She believes the federal governments has a soft on crime approach and are going in the wrong direction.
“The way that they evaded responsibility, dismissed the real work called on them for this motion just confirms they’re not concerned with rural Canadians.”
The United Conservative Party says they will continue to look into different ways of combating rural crime. Stubbs was pleased with the former provincial governments work but believes the feds will need to step up in order to make a difference.
“Those include changes to the Criminal Code, to technology and resources provided to frontline RCMP officers and appointing a full complement of judges.”
The press conference took place as the provincial UCP began its first sitting in power in the Alberta legislature. A copy of the final report is available online.