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Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing

 

January 12, 2018



The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of complaints and legal challenges from Indigenous police forces that they've been chronically underfunded.

The federal government ​pays about half the cost of policing for about 450 communities, including many remote and fly-in-only areas. Some 420,000 Canadians are affected.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberals-indigenous-policing-funding-1.4480570


 

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