“Do you believe that Ward 20 would be safer if the budget for Toronto Police was decreased and the money was allocated to other community support programs?”

Yes –Allocating some funds from policing to community safety programs, traffic wardens, and automated speed enforcement are some ways we could reduce the burden on our police officers and allow them to focus on more crucial tasks such as violent crime and auto theft.

The $1 billion+ police budget is the City’s single biggest budget line item and needs attention and accountability so all of us feel safe.