Ontario to give Toronto $25 million to combat gun violence; Police hope autopsies will link B.C. fugitives to unsolved homicides
Toronto police to receive funding in wake of 20 shootings over last week
Toronto police will get some help to combat gun violence to the tune of over $25 million. It will come from the Ontario government as Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Thursday. Almost three-quarters of it will go towards improving investigative, digital and analytical resources. Ford said one-quarter of it will go to courts and ensure violent gun criminals are denied bail. Toronto has seen 20 shootings in the last seven days.
RCMP waiting for DNA results to link manhunt suspects to B.C. homicides
Police hope to learn any additional information if autopsies positively identify two bodies found in Manitoba as the B.C. fugitives. RCMP want to solve the three homicides Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod were wanted in connection with. DNA is being searched for on the bodies to link the suspects to those murders.
Chase Bank clears all credit card debt to Canadian Customers
More sweet than bitter news for Canadians with Chase Bank credit cards. The new York-based company is wiping out all credit card debt for customers north of the border. As of last June, anyone with the cards was no longer in the red. The only downside is they are also cancelling the cards as they exit the Canadian market.
Free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance to those affected in Capital One Hack
The news might not be so good for Canadians using Capital One cards. CTV News reported that the company started contacting the millions affected by a data hack it experienced over a week ago. The breach exposed social security numbers and linked bank account information. The company is offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance.
Canadians want to access health information electronically
The majority of Canadians want to embrace a more digital medical world regardless of putting personal information at risk. An Ipsos poll found over 80 per cent of respondents want to access their health data electronically. Almost three-quarters see a future with online doctor visits that will result in faster and more convenient treatment.