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Confederation Bridge police services renewed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. -- Wayne Easter, Solicitor General of Canada, and P.E.I.'s Attorney General, Jeffrey Lantz, a...

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Wayne Easter, Solicitor General of Canada, and P.E.I.’s Attorney General, Jeffrey Lantz, announced the five-year renewal of the Confederation Bridge Policing Services.

As part of this extended agreement, the Government of Canada will provide a financial contribution of $1,196,000 to the Province of P.E.I. for the provision of policing services to the Confederation Bridge from Apr. 1, 2003 to Mar. 31, 2008.

“The Confederation Bridge is considered an essential tool for the economic prosperity and a sustainable quality of life for Islanders,” says Easter. “The ongoing provision of police services by the RCMP contributes to the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across the bridge.”

Under the agreement, the Province of P.E.I. provides ongoing day to day policing services to the Confederation Bridge, including preventive patrolling and timely response to all incidents when and where a police presence is required.

“The low accident rate since the Bridge opened in 1997 indicates that the Policing Services Program has had a positive impact on the safety of the motoring public,” says Lantz. “The Province of P.E.I. is a proud participant to a program that helps keep the Confederation Bridge — the gateway to our province — safe for the travelling public.”

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