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42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019)

M-167, Rural Crime in Canada

Report and Government Response

Report 33: Study on Crime in Rural Areas in Canada
  • Adopted by the Committee: May 13, 2019
  • Presented to the House: May 16, 2019
  • Government Response Requested


That the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be instructed to undertake a study on rural crime in Canada and consider factors, including but not limited to: (i) current rural crime rates and trends, (ii) existing RCMP and other policing resources and policies in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, particularly in relation to population density, policing geographic area, and staff shortages, (iii) current partnerships with provincial, municipal, and Indigenous police forces, (iv) possible recommendations to improve rural crime prevention and to curb emerging crime rates, (v) measures to increase the tactical and operational effectiveness of Indigenous police forces, (vi) strategies and resources dedicated to the judicial and rehabilitation systems in rural areas, (vii) improved support for victims of rural crime, and that the Committee report its findings to the House within six months of the adoption of this motion


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