Ontario announces $16.4M in funding to combat guns and gangs

Ontario is launching $16.4 million in new efforts to combat the scourge of guns and gangs over the next two years.

Piggybacking on $11 million in federal funding, the province is creating a guns and gangs enforcement unit to help local police and prosecutors, Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said at an airport hotel Tuesday.

There will also be new “justice centres” in Toronto, London and Kenora to co-ordinate with health and social service agencies to work on prevention, along with programs in 14 schools across the province on discipline practices.

Mulroney said the government will be “enhancing and scaling up” these programs “if we find they are effective.”

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