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 “The NDP and Tories talk a big game about crime, but they don’t even know where to start,” says Gerrard. “The best tough on crime policy you can talk about is one that seriously deals with the affects of FASD.”

The NDP have steadfastly refused to make Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) a reportable disease, denying thousands of children the treatment they need to be healthy and be productive members of society.  This NDP neglect has also put the safety of all everyday Manitobans at risk as kids with FASD that is untreated often turn to a life of crime.

Jon Gerrard

“The fact that the other two parties have been ignoring this shows that they’re ignorant of the ties health and education play into crime reduction,” says Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard. “By reinstating the FASD registry, we’re protecting the health of children and protecting the safety of everyday Manitobans.”

Liberals would also hold government accountable pushing to dedicate more resources to improve diagnosis, treatment and counseling.

“The NDP and Tories talk a big game about crime, but they don’t even know where to start,” says Gerrard. “The best tough on crime policy you can talk about is one that seriously deals with the affects of FASD.”

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