Quebec to invest $90 million to fight gun-related crime
September 29, 2021 By Canadian Press
Sept. 24, 2021 – Quebec is investing $90 million to hire more than 100 police officers and experts to fight gun-related crime.
Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault made the announcement in Montreal, surrounded by representatives of Quebec police forces.
Guilbault says the government’s newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaure (Centaur).
The money will go toward new equipment and hiring 107 officers and other crime experts who will staff specialized units in police forces across the province and conduct investigations to try and disrupt gun-trafficking networks.
The new police operation comes after a series of recent high-profile shootings in the greater Montreal area, involving organized criminals and street gangs.
In early August, Guilbault announced a new unit of provincial police and Montreal city police to fight gun crime.
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