December 9, 2013 1:37 pm

Public safety minister announces RCMP unit to fight human-trafficking

Steven Blaney says significant progress has been made over the past year but that much work remains to be done on what he calls the despicable crime of modern-day slavery in Canada.

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MONTREAL – The federal public safety minister has announced the creation of an RCMP enforcement team to help fight human-trafficking.

Steven Blaney says significant progress has been made over the past year but that much work remains to be done on what he calls the despicable crime of modern-day slavery in Canada.

Blaney also released the 2012-2013 annual report on progress of a national action plan to combat human-trafficking.

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The plan involves 18 federal departments and is described in a statement as a comprehensive blueprint to guide the government’s fight against the serious crime of human-trafficking.

The RCMP unit will work closely with law-enforcement partners in Quebec to fight human-trafficking in Canada and abroad.

 

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