26/09/2018 – Brampton, Ontario – Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Bains, candidate for Regional Councillor in Wards 2 and 6 in Brampton, has made community safety the cornerstone of her campaign platform. Bains is committed to taking the necessary steps to champion crime prevention and reduce violence in Brampton.
As a longtime resident of Brampton, Bains has noticed crime is on the increase and many residents in Wards 2 and 6 no longer feel safe in their neighbourhood. Bains wants to bring a fresh perspective to Council and focus on collaborating with the community to drive initiatives that have proven to reduce crime and violence in other cities.
To ensure that Brampton families feel safe and that Council is addressing the root causes of crime and violence, Bains proposes:
collaborating with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services on initiatives targeting Brampton youth, similar to what has proved successful in Meaford;
ensuring Peel Regional Council put together a framework for Peel Regional Police as to how to deal with the increase in crime and violence;
developing youth-focused programs to provide education on anti-violence strategies, mental health, skills development and mentorship;
utilizing current programs and collaborating with the communities to develop new programs; and
always be accessible to hear the concerns of her residents.
“While knocking on doors in Wards 2 and 6, every single neighbour brings up the increase in crime and the rise in violence in our community as their main concerns. I have personally seen the devastation of this crime and I am committed to addressing this at Council,” said Bains. “It is unacceptable that the incumbent is the Chair of the Community Safety Advisory Committee and has failed to convene meetings when community safety is top of mind for so many constituents.”