Sidney Pettit – Councillor at Large Candidate – on Crime

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THUNDER BAY – Sydney Pettit is a Candidate for Councillor At Large.

Here are his answers to the questions on crime:

Question: Thunder Bay has formed a Crime Prevention Council, how long will it take before that Council meets, and how long afterward to implement its recommendations?

Answer: Since I am neither on this council nor up to date on its mandate I am unable to shed any light on Q.1.

Question: Over the past year, some on Council along with the Police Services Board have suggested the crime rates are not as bad as they looked.

What is your reaction to Thunder Bay being listed 23rd most dangerous city?

Answer: This is a deplorable situation and needs immediate attention. Citizens need to feel safe in our city. The problems need direct attention from Doctors (who prescribe these drugs), Police (who are on the front lines) and watchful citizens (who need a revamped neighbourhood watch program in effect). The aboriginal sector must strive to have secondary education on the reserves so that 13, 14 and 15 year old youths are not torn from their homes and families to face entrance into a jungle of decisions better faced by 18 and 19 year old young adults.

Question: The CEDC and Thunder Bay Tourism are working very hard to build our brand as a great place to work, visit and live.

Do you feel that Macleans Magazine’s article can harm those efforts?

Answer:  To my mind, with the implementation of the preceding concepts this will change and Macleans will have to note the difference in future issues of its magazine. Thunder Bay is a great place to live and to rear children but we must all work together to accomplish these ends.

You can contact Pettit by email at shp@hotmail.ca

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