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Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and Ontario strengthening policing infrastructure for the Sandy Lake First Nation community

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Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and Ontario strengthening policing infrastructure for the Sandy Lake First Nation community

Ministry of the Solicitor General

About Canada's Economic Action Plan Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has committed $15 million for critical policing infrastructure to address health, safety, and facility integrity issues in some First Nations and Inuit communities. The timely and effective provision of critical community services, such as policing, is impacted by the physical conditions under which these services are provided. By strengthening policing infrastructure in First Nations and Inuit communities, health, safety, and service delivery issues will be addressed. Investing in policing infrastructure for First Nations and Inuit communities Under Canada's Economic Action Plan, this one-time funding to improve First Nations policing infrastructure was made available to communities currently receiving funding for police services under Public Safety Canada's First Nations Policing Program. Under this Program, eligible projects are cost-shared with provincial governments at a rate of 52% (federal) and 48% (provincial) in accordance with the cost-share ratio under the First Nations Policing Program. First Nation community in Ontario receiving funding The Governments of Canada and Ontario have signed a policing infrastructure agreement for the construction of a policing facility that will contribute to the improvement of public safety and security for the people living in the Sandy Lake First Nation. Federal contribution: $1,101,360 Provincial contribution: $1,016,640 Total: $2,118,000 About the First Nations Policing Program Public Safety Canada's First Nations Policing Program provides funding for policing services in First Nations and Inuit communities to contribute to the improvement of public safety. Funding agreements are cost-shared with provincial governments at a rate of 52% (federal) and 48% (provincial).

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