Investing in Security

  • $400 million to encourage provinces and territories to recruit 2,500 new front-line police officers.
  • $122 million over two years to ensure the federal correctional system achieves better public safety results.
  • $32 million over two years to enhance the work of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
  • $30 million per year to the National Crime Prevention Strategy.
  • Stable, predictable new funding to support the Canada First Defence Strategy with annual increases in defence spending of 2 per cent starting in 2011–12, providing an additional $12 billion over 20 years.
  • $43 million over two years to the Communications Security Establishment to keep pace with rapid advancements in information and communications technologies.
  • $75 million over two years to ensure the Canada

Border Services Agency has the resources it needs to effectively manage the border.

  • $6 million over two years to help provinces and territories introduce enhanced driver’s licences in partnership with U.S. states..
  • $26 million over two years to facilitate the processing of visa applications and enhance border security through the use of biometric data.
  • New electronic passports for Canadians, to be introduced in 2011, which will be valid for 10 years.
  • $29 million over the next two years to meet priorities under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
  • $15 million over two years to establish a permanent facility to enhance the security of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway region.

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