2 December 2020 (Algonquin Territory/Ottawa) – The Coalition Against More Surveillance (CAMS) and the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) condemn the Ontario government’s decision to fund the expansion of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems across the province via the Ontario CCTV Grant.
In a news release posted on 27 November, the Ontario government announced a $6 million investment in CCTVs over three years. Claims that this investment will improve public safety are refuted by surveillance experts. At a time when people are calling for transformative systemic change, the Ontario CCTV Grant is a status quo approach that will fail to prevent harm.
Read the full statement here: CAMS Statement on the Ontario CCTV Grant
Read the sources cited by the statement here: https://cams-ottawa.ca/faq.html
And here: https://cams-ottawa.ca/resources.html