NDP leader Tom Mulcair

Mulcair makes two Surrey stops

NDP leader uses visit to promise $250 million for 2,500 police officers Canada-wide.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair continued his campaign with two stops in Surrey on Wednesday visiting with supporters and other NDP candidates.

His first stop was at the Comfort Inn and Suites, where he pledged to train 2,500 new police officers across the country. Mulcair said he’d inject $250 million over the next four years to reintroduce the Police Officer Recruitment Fund, followed by $100 million annually.

He referred to recent gun violence that has plagued Surrey in recent months, saying “far too many people here in Surrey now have a connection to someone who has been lost to gun violence.”

Earlier this year, the Conservatives promised to deliver 100 new RCMP officers to Surrey to help with the drug turf war, but so far, only a fraction of those have arrived. Mulcair said if elected, he’d get those boots on the ground immediately.

Mulcair made a second stop at Aria Banquet Hall and Convention Centre Wednesday afternoon.

The federal election takes place Oct. 19.

 

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