Ontario Introduces New Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Published on February 24, 2021

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes worldwide. And the majority of police-reported incidents of human trafficking in Canada happen right here in Ontario.

It is important that Ontario is equipped to fight this growing crime and support victims and survivors with every tool at our disposal.

That is why today, the government introduced tough, new legislation, and amendments to existing legislation, to increase awareness, protect victims, intervene early, support survivors and hold offenders accountable and has introduced this landmark legislation to build upon the province’s $307 million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy. This legislation reinforces Ontario’s commitment to fight human trafficking and demonstrates continued leadership in responding to this pervasive crime.

This legislation builds upon the province’s $307 million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy and reinforces Ontario’s commitment to fight human trafficking and sends a strong message that this crime won’t be tolerated in our communities.

Everyone deserves freedom from exploitation, fear and violence. The government won’t rest until traffickers are off our streets.

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