The Canadian Press

2015-12-30 | First Nation Constable Program

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Manitoba's attorney general says he will be pushing for more federal money to help bolster front-line First Nations policing on remote reserves amid harsh criticism from northern chiefs. Gord Mackintosh says the previous Conservative government decimated First Nation policing when it cancelled the band constable program which provided officers for 31 Manitoba First Nations. The province has stepped in with its own version of the program, but Mackintosh will be asking for much more support from the new Liberal government. (Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson says funding is only part of the problem. She says the new safety officers have fewer powers than before, placing northern communities at risk.)

Date: 2015-12-30
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the last government just turned a blind eye they were freezing and cutting leasing First Nations communities we are really hoping for night and day when it comes to federal government approaches to First Nations policing >>


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