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WATCH: Province to invest $6M in expansion of CCTV coverage

Police forces will be able to apply for funding for the first year starting today


The Ontario government plans to invest $6M over three years to expand the coverage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems.

The goal is to help police services in the fight against guns and gangs.

According to a press release issued by the government today, the investment will be made available through the Ontario CCTV grant, a new program designed to further support police services and hold offenders accountable.

Starting today, all municipal and First Nations police services, as well as the Ontario Provincial Police, will be able to apply for funding for the first year of the CCTV Grant cycle (2020-21).

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Premier Doug Ford is slated to provide a COVID-19 announcement at 1 p.m. at Queen's Park today.

This afternoon's announcement comes as Windsor-Essex gets the go ahead to enter Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening plan. The region, which is the last area remaining in Stage 2, will advance on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones to make the announcement.

Village Media will carry the livestream, so stay tuned.