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Investing in Technology to assist Police Investigations

VIDEO: In Question Period in the Ontario Legislature this week, Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson asked the province’s Solicitor General, the Hon. Michael S. Kerzner, to comment on how the provincial government’s substantial investment of 61 million dollars in new technology will help police fight and solve auto theft cases across Ontario.

“Ensuring police services in Ontario have the resources they need to keep the communities in Simcoe-Grey and across our province safe, is of the utmost importance” MPP Saunderson stated, adding police, armed with up-to-date technology means officers will have the best information available in order to carry out their work effectively.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General’s mandate is to ensure Ontario’s communities are supported and protected by law enforcement, and that public safety and correctional systems are safe, effective, efficient and accountable.

MPP Saunderson asked the Solicitor General to comment on how police will be able to use investigative genetic genealogy as an investigative tool. Mr. Kerzner talked about how, thanks to new technology, Toronto police recently arrested a suspect in Moosonee in the murders of two women dating back to 1983. Police confirm advances in genetic technology assisted them in closing these cold cases.

Watch the above video to listen to the Solicitor General’s comments.