SURREY â€” Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government.
Jinny Sims, MP for Newton-North Delta, and Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North, led the NDPâ€™s charge in the House of Commons on Thursday.
â€œThe violence on our streets is real,â€ Sims said. â€œWill the minister of public safety commit here and now to 100 new officers and resources, and provide a clear timeline for when they will arrive?â€
Surrey city council has asked for urgent help in response to escalating violence here.
Sandhu said itâ€™s â€œunacceptableâ€ the government has not committed to a time frame. â€œSurrey needs more resources, including youth gang prevention programs. The immediate approval of 100 RCMP officers would be a start.â€