PSAC Ontario launches online letter writing campaign demanding the government to stop underfunding of First Nations Policing

PSAC Ontario is calling members and the public to send a letter the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne to stop discriminatory underfunding of First Nations policing.

The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officers provide culturally sensitive policing services in 35 First Nation communities, covering two thirds of Ontario, from Thunder Bay to Hudson’s Bay. These officers are working alone without proper infrastructure, support, or back up.

“Through this campaign, we are calling on federal and provincial commitment to rectify this injustice immediately. Officers and community members have been bearing the burden of underfunding too long,” said Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President for Ontario.

Send a letter to Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne

Have your say: tell the government to fund First Nations policing adequately and equitably

By joining this online action, you will be demanding the Liberal governments to fund First Nations Policing in a manner that is equitable to the support received by other police officers in similar situations.

This online campaign follows the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS local 00401) returning an overwhelming strike mandate.

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July 27, 2016
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