“Liberals Would Fight For More Community Police Stations and Foot Patrols in Areas Like Fort Rouge” Hesse

Sep 27, 2011 | Government News

For the first time ever the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce will post all of the provincial parties’ policy announcements during the Provincial Election. We will also “tag” key themes (business taxes, education etc.) to help you compare the parties’ policy positions. It’s all part of our commitment to raise the level of debate and public engagement.   

As well, click here to check out the latest on the Manitoba BOLD, a business-led campaign to challenge to challenge our political leaders, businesses and communities and to come forward with bold ideas to take Manitoba to a whole new level.

12 years of NDP rule, areas like Fort Rouge have lost protection and become less safe

In the 12 years that the NDP have been in power, areas like Fort Rouge have become less safe.  In Osborne Village, as an example, the community police station has closed, the foot patrol program has ended and police cadets are rarely seen in the area. The NDP government has the power to put these resources in areas like Fort Rouge that have seen high crime rates, but have not. The end result is residents in the area feeling much less safe on streets like Osborne, Corydon and Wellington Crescent. 

Paul Hesse

“Escalating safety concerns in places like Osborne Village, Wellington Cresent and Fort Rouge has been a failure of the NDP,” says Paul Hesse Manitoba Liberal candidate for Fort Rouge. “When funding was cut for foot patrols, when the community police station left the area, the NDP MLA for Fort Rouge was silent.  I will fight to have regular foot patrols funded to protect Fort Rouge.” 

Fort Rouge has been the target of many high profile violent crimes, arsons and robberies recently which could have been mitigated with a stronger police and foot patrol presence. The provincial government funds the police cadet program and in coordination with the City of Winnipeg, its mandate could be expanded to ensure there are more police cadets in the area. 

“When I’m at the door, many  voters are telling me that they fear for their safety like never before,” says Hesse. “I will stand up in the legislature representing the people of Fort Rouge and ensuring the neighbourhood is protected.”

Similar Posts


advertisement advertisement


This year, CME Manitoba is offering 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗣𝗦 to students pursuing a potential career in manufacturing. https://bit.ly/3Sa5PsP

Do you have a university student at home? Applications accepted until 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯!

Our region needs to be able to safely and efficiently get people to jobs and goods to market, as well as provide opportunities for residents to advance their careers.

That's why Plan20-50.

To download the plan and send us your feedback, visit http://20to50.ca