Armed violence in Montreal: new measures announced

Armed violence e in Montreal: new measures announced

Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security.

New measures aimed at countering armed violence in Montreal will be announced during a press briefing this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Security Geneviève Guilbault will be accompanied the Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau, the Mayor of the City of Montreal, Valérie Plante, and the interim director of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Sophie Roy .

Additional means of fighting crime and weapons should be presented.

This meeting takes place in a context marked by the increase in armed violence in Montreal in recent days and weeks.

Recall that last Tuesday, August 23, two men fell under the bullets on the island of Montreal, in broad daylight, thirty minutes apart.

Questioned about her management of SPVM funding, Valérie Plante assured that she had injected the sums allocated to the metropolis where they were expected.

“The money earmarked for the SPVM goes to the SPVM. The sums go to the right place, our management is irreproachable”, defended the mayor.

More details will follow.

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