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Ontario Supports North Bay Police to Fight Online Crimes

October 28, 2020

NORTH BAY – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced that the North Pay Police are receiving $99,216 in funding. This investment will be used to upgrade technology and training to improve investigations of online crimes like child exploitation, harassment, intimate image and fraud.

“Our government remains committed to providing our frontline police with the tools they need to detect and crack down on online crimes,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli. “This funding will help support local crime-fighting projects that will make North Bay safer.”

The Ontario government is reinvesting $2.5 million in cash and proceeds seized from criminals to help fight human trafficking in communities across the province. Funding through the Civil Remedies Grant Program is being made available to law enforcement agencies and community partners for 33 local projects focused on prevention, crisis counselling, research and public education.

Applications for the 2021-22 Civil Remedies Grant Program open November 3, 2020. The list of eligible applicants includes Ontario and First Nation Police Services, not-for-profit groups, community agencies and Indigenous communities and organizations that assist victims of unlawful activities or prevent unlawful activities that result in victimization. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020.

QUICK FACTS

  • The $2.5 million funding for the 2020-21 Civil Remedies Grant Program builds on the $20 million Ontario invests each year in dedicated anti-human trafficking initiatives, including prevention, specialized supports, victim services, specialized prosecutors and enforcement.
  • In August 2020, Ontario announced frontline victim services organizations will receive $7.65 million over five years in funding for specialized services to support human trafficking victims and survivors as part of its comprehensive anti-human trafficking strategy.
  • Ontario is investing $307 million from 2020 to 2025 on a new anti-human trafficking strategy, which represents the largest total investment in dedicated anti-human trafficking supports and services in Canada.

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For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Keri Buttle

Constituency Office

(705) 474-8340

keri.buttle@pc.ola.org


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