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Crime is a crisis in Canada

How much longer will it take for the federal government to see that Canada is in a crisis? The federal government seems to be able to send money other countries but not see what is going on in Canada.
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How much longer will it take for the federal government to see that Canada is in a crisis? The federal government seems to be able to send money other countries but not see what is going on in Canada.

Canada’s ‘medical and justice’ systems are in major, major trouble. Repeat offenders are costing the systems. Stress on the courts, lawyers, RCMP, doctors, nurses and EMTs. They didn’t sign up to deal with the same people over and over again high on meth and other drugs.

The federal government needs to look at the big picture. The crime rate has increased to crisis levels. Why are the law abiding citizens living on edge all the time? Criminals have more rights than we do. The bleeding hearts have got to get their heads out of the sand and see the real picture. Talking time is over, these criminals need to be accountable for their actions. Their poor choices shouldn’t be up to us, it’s not society’s fault for their actions.

Why are law abiding citizens changing their lifestyle to accommodate the criminals?

Why are law abiding citizens unable to house insurance because their homes have been broken into too many times? Law abiding citizens terrorized in their homes by the criminals, children not going to sleep on their own at night. Homes that have been broken into seven times in two weeks. The stories go on and on.
The criminals need to stay behind bars longer!

Why does contraband make it into jails? Why is the justice system always waiting to catch the kingpin or the head drug lord? This idea no longer works. If the kingpin is taken out, his business continues. Time to get rid of the whole gang. Time to change the justice system and give the RCMP different requirements that allow them to do their jobs, hire secretarial staff to write reports and get the drugs off the street so no children get hurt. There should be tougher laws for repeat offenders each time they commit an offence. They should stay behind bars longer each time. If someone has an opioid addiction, they should be drug tested before they receive government assistance.

When a law abiding citizen needs an ambulance there is no charge if you are fortunate and have health coverage and you get reimbursed. Who pays for the ambulance when a meth user overdoses? Who pays for the ambulance when a homeless person has the ambulance drive them to the hospital for food or clean clothes?

Picture this small town, Alberta. A few restaurants, a couple of clothing stores, a couple of hardware stores, hair salons, small businesses and a whole lot of drug dealers. Law abiding citizens pay a business license, business and personal taxes to keep their doors open. Do the drug dealers have to pay licenses or taxes? NOPE! They can be behind on land taxes and that’s okay ... because there is protocol involved.

As law abiding citizens, we need to take a stand instead of complaining, start standing up for what we believe in. As taxpayers we should have a right to voice our opinions and stop enabling all this bad behaviour.

Regina Shaw, Athabasca




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