In continuing with his safer communities theme, Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen announced Thursday that his government would devote $20 million annually to community facilities as a way of reducing crime.
The Manitoba Community Investment Fund would be open to community organizations across Manitoba to apply for funding. Over a five-year period, the fund would provide $25 million in new funding. McFadyen said that’s an increase of $5 million compared to the NDP’s plan.
“Long-term crime reduction calls for action to tackle root causes,” McFadyen said. “We have to make sure our community centres and community facilities across Manitoba are able to provide alternatives for young people.”