By Tyler Sutherland
Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis isn’t promising more police officers, but she is unveiling five planks of her crime-fighting plan.
Speaking at an afternoon news conference at the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, Wasylycia-Leis outlined a five-point strategy to tackle crime in the city.
Under the first plank, community resource hub sites would be identified and given the tools they need to better meet the social needs of the community, as identified by the community itself. Depending on the neighbourhood, hubs might deliver employment information, youth supports, parenting resources, or other services vitally needed in the community.
Keeping those in the community busy with programs and activities is key to reducing crime, Wasylycia-Leis said. The city isn’t allocating enough funding to such programs, she said. Under a Wasylycia-Leis administration, $1 million would be earmarked to fund “community resource hubs.”
The rest of her crime-fighting platform will be revealed at a later date.