Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to talk about violent crime in Calgary.
While crime is growing in our city, we are fortunate to have the leadership of police chief, Rick Hansen, Alberta justice minister, Allison Redford, and our federal government working together in a positive, coordinated way to combat this scourge.
Last spring, Parliament passed Bill C-2, the Tackling Violent Crime Act. Among other things, this legislation implemented new bail provisions that will keep those accused of serious gun crimes off the streets while awaiting trial.
This government is continuing to move forward on its anti-crime agenda. Earlier today, the Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-14, the next step in our anti-crime agenda.
The new law will target gang violence and organized crime, including gang murders, drive-by shootings and additional protection for police and peace officers.
Calgarians want action on crime now and that is what we intend to deliver.