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'You can shut this down': Brown says more screeners needed to address auto theft

"[We'll start seeing improvements] as soon as they can purchase this equipment," he said on Thursday. "Put four in the Port of Montreal, one at the intermodal hub in Brampton, and one at the intermodal hub in Vaughan, then you can shut this down."

Published Feb 8, 2024 at 7:35pm

Davis Legree
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Davis Legree
'You can shut this down': Brown says more screeners needed to address auto theft
Patrick Brown at a rally in Brampton, Ont., on March 13, 2022. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said the federal government can start immediately addressing the auto theft crisis by investing in large-scale screening devices for Canada's ports and intermodal hubs.

"[We'll start seeing improvements] as soon as they can purchase this equipment," Brown told iPolitics/QP Briefing on Thursday. "Put four in the Port of Montreal, one at the intermodal hub in Brampton, and one at the intermodal hub in Vaughan, then you can shut this down."

"The question is, how long would it take them to secure this equipment and staffing?"

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