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Justice Minister brings rural crime tour to Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod residents can share concerns about rural crime at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer will be at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Schweitzer is on a tour to get input and discuss concerns about the rapid increase in rural crime.
“This government is committed to helping keep Albertans safe, secure and protected, wherever they call home,” Schweitzer said in a news release. “This includes spending time outside the province’s big cities to hear directly from people about their experiences with rural crime and their insights into it.”
“That is why I’m hitting the road to meet with Albertans to ensure we have a faster, fairer and more responsive justice system to meet their concerns.”
Throughout September Schweitzer is meeting with individuals, business owners, rural crime watch groups and local officials to hear first-hand their rural crime concerns.
To ensure a broad level of understanding of concerns, the itinerary includes both rural and urban municipalities.
“First-hand conversations with Albertans will help ensure our actions truly reflect where Albertans are today,” Schweitzer said.
“We recognize the unique vulnerability of Albertans in rural areas. We want to work with them to ensure our justice system reflects the realities of rural Alberta and has the tools and resources necessary to ensure rural Albertans feel their justice system protects them, their loved ones and their property.”

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