Liberals pledge $400K for drug treatment courts
Published Sunday, March 20, 2016 2:03PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:28PM CST
The Manitoba Liberals promise to reduce the costs of Manitoba’s justice system if they win the April 19 election.
At an announcement on Sunday, Leader Rana Bokhari promised to double funding for the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court, which currently gets $400,000 from the federal government.
"The Manitoba Liberal Party is committed to not only keeping our communities safe, but also reducing the cost of our justice system,” she said.
Bokhari made the announcement at Scott Newman's Radisson constituency office in Winnipeg's northeast.
Bokhari says it will reduce the number of people with prior convictions from reoffending and rehabilitate more people into productive members of society.
The Liberals would also like to see drug treatment courts expanded outside of Winnipeg.