Crime money will help re­duce crime

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid, on be­half of the Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Affairs and the oc­cu­pa­tion of ter­ri­tory, pub­lic se­cu­rity and the re­gion of Mon­treal, Martin Coi­teux, an­nounced a grant of $42,000 to the Cor­po­ra­tion Je­unesse Mem­phrem­a­gog. This con­tri­bu­tion comes from the govern­ment’s pro­gram of in­vest­ing the money taken from crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties, ad­min­is­tered by the min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity.

“I am happy that the money seized will be put to the use of the Cor­po­ra­tion Je­unesse Mem­phrem­a­gog for their pro­ject of pre­vent­ing crim­i­nal­ity in youth. This pro­ject aims to in­ter­vene early to cor­rect be­hav­iour prob­lems that can se­ri­ously af­fect the de­vel­op­ment of young peo­ple,” ex­plained Mr. Reid.

Ev­ery year, com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions that work to pre­vent crim­i­nal­ity share the sum of $1.25 mil­lion. The money comes from the re-sell­ing of goods that were ob­tained il­le­gally and seized dur­ing po­lice op­er­a­tions.

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Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid (at right) pro­vided a grant of $42,000 to the Cor­po­ra­tion Je­unesse Mem­phrem­a­gog.

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