Crime money re­turned to com­mu­ni­ties

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Last­week, Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid an­nounced, in the name of the Min­is­ter of Af­faires mu­nic­i­pales et de l’Oc­cu­pa­tion du ter­ri­toire and Sécu­rité publique (sup­pléant), Pierre Moreau, the amount of $38,352 for the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC.

“The Gov­ern­ment of Que­bec was able to re­cu­per­ate this amount thanks to the work of our po­lice of­fi­cers. The fight against crime never stops and uses the re­sources of nu­mer­ous com­mu­ni­ties. It is there­fore im­por­tant to re­turn to them a part of the funds col­lected,” com­mented Min­is­ter Moreau.

The money comes from the Pro­gramme de partage des pro­duits de la crim­i­nal­ité. In ef­fect, the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties where po­lice took part in oper­a­tions that led to the seizure of goods that were ob­tained il­le­gally have a right to a por­tion of the sums re­cu­per­ated. The amount that will be given to the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC, is $38,352.

“Crime must be con­trolled in our so­ci­ety and our po­lice of­fi­cers do ex­cep­tional work. When crim­i­nals ac­quire property in an il­le­gal way, it is nor­mal to seize it and re­turn the money to the pop­u­la­tion. It is our MRC who will use the money to the ben­e­fit of our cit­i­zens,” said Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid.

In Que­bec, about $6.9 mil­lion will be re­turned in this way to mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, First Na­tions com­mu­ni­ties, po­lice de­part­ments and mixed crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion forces.

Be­cause of the Pro­gramme de partage des pro­duits de la crim­i­nal­ité, $1.25 mil­lion is given each year to or­ga­ni­za­tions who work to pre­vent youth crime by the Min­istry of pub­lic se­cu­rity and that the same amount is given to the Fonds d’aide aux vic­times d’actes crim­inels by the Min­istry of Jus­tice.

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