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Support our Conservative plan to fight extortion

Extortion has dramatically increased across Canada in the last 8 years. In Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, extortion has risen 263%, 284%, and 386% respectively since 2015. In the GTA, extortions have increased by 155% since 2015, and in Vancouver, by 228%. 

What happened in the last 8 years? 

Soft-on-crime policies, such as Bill C-5, have repealed mandatory minimum penalties for extortion offenses, making it easier for criminals to avoid prison time, get back onto our streets, and continue terrorizing our communities. Canadians shouldn’t have to live like this.

That is why I introduced Bill C-381, the Protection Against Extortion Act.

This common sense Conservative bill will:

  • Establish a three-year mandatory minimum penalty for extortion,
  • Restore a four-year minimum penalty for extortion with a non-restricted firearm, which was removed by the Liberal government in Bill C-5,
  • Imposes a mandatory minimum penalty of five years for extortion connected to a criminal organization, and
  • Establishes arson as an aggravating factor in extortion charges.

Common sense Conservatives will reverse the damage caused by soft-on-crime policies and go directly after criminals and leaders of organized crime rings. Canadians deserve to be protected from extortionists and organized crime gangs who prey on our communities.

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