“I would like to thank Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, the Edmonton Police Commission and Edmonton city council for their work on the public safety plan that was submitted to my office.

“My office, as well as officials at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, will begin reviewing the plan immediately.

“In the meantime, I am encouraged by the constructive discussions I’ve had with Mayor Sohi and the recent steps municipal officials have taken to improve public safety for Edmontonians – including city council’s vote to amend the municipal transit bylaw to ban loitering and drug use on public transit.

“There is still a considerable amount of work to do to address crime and violence in downtown Edmonton and make it safer for everyone, but these are positive steps in the right direction.”