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The Government of Canada invests in crime prevention in Thunder Bay

December 18, 2023  By Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

Dec. 18, 2023, Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, and Ken Boshcoff, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, have announced a federal investment of more than $1.9 million to prevent gun crime and gang violence in Thunder Bay.

This investment will help address the root causes of crime by supporting community-led projects for young people involved in gangs or at risk of joining them – helping them set themselves up for success in life.

“Safe and engaged youth make for safe and healthy communities. This federal investment will help the City of Thunder Bay foster the best supports for young people finding their way and help our community pull together to make sure young people have the supports they need to succeed,” said The Honourable Patty Hajdu, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Investing in crime prevention is part of the Government of Canada’s plan to keep Canadians safe.


The government has also taken steps to secure the borders to fighting gun smuggling. To that end, they have invested nearly a half billion dollars and further strengthened their cooperation with the United States.

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