Thank you, and be well. I am directing every single Minister to determine what they can do in their specific portfolio to accelerate and build on the progress we have made with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Work with the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to combat online hate and harassment, and continue to invest in resources to counter the rise of ideologically motivated violent extremism and terrorist organizations. Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada) on Twitter. OTTAWA - July 28, 2020 - The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement: “The tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020 devastated families, friends and communities. Continue to support the work of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence and invest in front line programs that work to counter radicalization to violent extremism. Work with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, who is the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to create a new low-cost national flood insurance program to protect homeowners at high risk of flooding and without adequate insurance protection, as well as to develop a national action plan to assist homeowners with potential relocation for those at the highest risk of repeat flooding. You will apply Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in the decisions that you make. You will do your part to continue our Government’s commitment to transparent, merit-based appointments, to help ensure that people of all gender identities, Indigenous Peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities and minority groups are reflected in positions of leadership. Canadians deserve answers to how such a tragedy could occur. Your Deputy Minister will brief you on the many daily decisions necessary to ensure the achievement of your priorities, the effective running of the government and better services for Canadians. Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Marginal note: Short title 1 This Act may be cited as the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Act.. I am pleased that no evidence of corruption was found during the audit. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. Even where disagreements may occur, we will remember that our mandate comes from citizens who are served by all orders of government and it is in everyone’s interest that we work together to find common ground. It is also your responsibility to substantively engage with Canadians, civil society and stakeholders, including businesses of all sizes, organized labour, the broader public sector and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. As the Minister of Health continues the strict regulation of cannabis, co-lead on key priorities related to public safety, including responsible usage and keeping cannabis away from children.
Provide additional support to the RCMP, so that it can hire and train 100 additional officers specialized in narcotics trafficking and other international priorities to more effectively serve as liaisons for embassies abroad.