Ottawa, ON – After eight years of Justin Trudeau, Canada is becoming less and less safe. Violent crime is up by 39 percent under Trudeau’s catch-and-release system, unleashing chaos and disorder in our communities.
According to a report published this week by the Macdonald Laurier Institute, violent crime is only getting worse. Canada’s Violent Crime Severity Index is at its highest level since 2007 while the homicide rate is at a 30-year high.
To make matters worse, Statistics Canada also released a report this week which showed that the rate of firearm-related violent crime in 2022 was at the highest level ever recorded. This is an 8.9 percent increase from 2021 alone.
Meanwhile, when police catch these violent criminals, an increasing number of cases are being stayed or withdrawn thanks to Trudeau’s Justice Minister failing to appoint enough judges to handle cases. No wonder Canadians are losing faith in our justice system. After eight years of Liberal catch-and-release policies letting crime and chaos run rampant on our streets, only 46% of Canadians still have confidence in the justice system.
Only common sense Conservatives will stop the crime by ending Justin Trudeau’s soft-on-crime policies and bringing home safe streets.