SANDY LAKE – Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament (Kenora), on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety announced a joint investment to help the Sandy Lake First Nation build a policing facility that will provide much-needed space for police service providers operating in community.
“Today’s announcement will deliver a boost to the local economy and help to better ensure the safety of the Sandy Lake First Nation community through the construction of modern policing infrastructure,” said MP Rickford. “Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, as well as effective partnerships with provinces, our Government is delivering better tools so our law enforcement officers can better protect the safety and security of our communities.”
The Government of Canada is committing approximately $1.1 million for this project, while the government of Ontario is committing approximately $1 million, for a total investment of $2.1 million.
“This new facility will result in better working conditions for the police officers of the Sandy Lake First Nation, and a safer community for the people they serve,” said Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro. “The McGuinty government is committed to the health and safety of First Nations police officers, and will continue to work with our First Nations partners to build modern and sustainable policing services.”