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September 30th, 2019

Trudeau’s Empty 2015 Promise on Gun Crime

In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised $100 million to provinces and territories every year to fight gun and gang violence.

But he delayed action until 2018, and only provided $327 million over five years – $35 million per year short of his election commitment. Of those funds, only $30 million was spent in the first year.

Meanwhile, Trudeau managed to find $14 billion for big corporations.

Jagmeet Singh’s New Deal for People will make real investments to tackle the root causes of gun and gang crime.

Yafet Tewelde, NDP Candidate for York South-Weston:

“Justin Trudeau promised action before the last election, but then he delayed funding for years as communities struggled with devastating gun violence. He’s proven that on gun violence, he’ll say one thing before the election and do something else after. It’s time for a real plan to tackle gang and gun violence, instead of Justin Trudeau’s empty promises.”