The Federal Government will increase spending towards police services in both First Nation and Inuit communities. A projected $291 million will go towards the First Nations Police Program.
According to MP Michael McLeod, allocating funds to a police program is very much needed for some communities that do not have any policing at all. McLeod says there have been face-to-face discussions with community leaders and Chiefs that want to see the expansion of RCMP or Indigenous policing services.
The funding will commence this spring and will help more than 450 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada.