Saturday , 16 October 2021
Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer

Mayor Miller urges St. Paul residents to voice concerns about rural crime to Justice Minister

Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer.

There is a date and time for the Justice Minister’s stop in St. Paul later this month.

Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer will be in St. Paul Tuesday, October 29 at the St. Paul Recreation Centre from 5pm-7pm.

It will be a chance for residents, business owners and local officials to voice their frustrations about rural crime, and Mayor Maureen Miller hopes people take up the opportunity.

St. Paul Mayor Maureen Miller.

“There’s been a lot of complaining out here from the day I hit the ground. What are we doing? What are we doing? Well, Schweitzer needs to hear that conversation,” said Miller.

“My job is to get Dave Hanson to get the Minister in front of you, which we have been very successful in doing, so now it’s your turn to speak. This is your opportunity,” she said.

The Justice Minister is stopping across the province in September and October to hear the concerns from Albertans about rural crime.

Besides St. Paul, Schweitzer will be in Two Hills on Oct. 23.

Those affected by rural crime can give feedback in a Government of Alberta survey. 

“It’ll be very discouraging if those people who have concerns, including me, I’m very concerned, they need to show up and express their discontent. I mean, you asked us for our help,” said Miller.

“If you have an opportunity to actually speak to a minister and get a minister in your community is very difficult. So show up.”

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