February 21, 2024

Équité Association Commends the Government of Canada for its $15 Million Investment Towards Combating Auto Theft

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TORONTO, February 21, 2024 /CNW/ – Today, the Federal government announced that it is investing $15 million to support various law enforcement agencies and partners in their work to combat auto theft in Canada.

More than $9 million will be given to provincial, territorial and municipal police forces through the Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime (CPCSOC), another $3.5 million will go to INTERPOL’s joint transnational vehicle crime project, and $2.4 million will be used for the government to continue to engage its domestic and international partners to ensure a coordinated response to Canada’s auto theft crisis.

In response to today’s announcement, Terri O’Brien, President and CEO of Équité Association offered the following statement of support:

“Équité Association would like to commend the Government of Canada for its continued investment in combatting Canada’s auto theft crisis. This additional support for both domestic and international law enforcement agencies and partners is a significant piece of an overall action plan being developed by the federal government to combat auto theft in Canada. Équité Association looks forward to continuing to collaborate with our partners in law enforcement, both domestically and internationally, as well as our industry partners, as we work together to ensure the safety of communities across Canada.” - Terri O'Brien, President & Chief Executive Officer, Équité Association


About Équité Association

Équité Association is a not-for-profit, national organization, supporting Canadian property and casualty (P&C) insurers. Équité combats the multi-billion-dollar insurance crime problem that exploits vulnerable Canadians through advanced analytics, intelligence best practices, and coordinated investigations. Delivering improved service and fraud analytics for vehicle, property, and cargo recovery to its members, Équité collaborates with law enforcement, partners and industry organizations to protect Canadians against exploitation. Learn more about Équité Association at https://www.equiteassociation.com/.

Media Contact: Jordan Kerbel, Director, Media Relations, Équité Association