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Justice committee  In the 455 cases, human trafficking-specific charges were laid. Of those, 433 were domestic; 22 were international; and 118 have successfully resulted in human trafficking-specific or related convictions. Again, of that, 296 are still before the courts.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  In policing we partner with victims' service, various social services, including housing, and various departments, even through the identification of sex trade workers who are at risk as well—the project that I referred to. We work with partners during that project to make sure t

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  Yes and no, I guess. In terms of organized crime, there's certainly a significant involvement in human trafficking. Within Canada, most of our international persons trafficked are with regard to forced labour. The rest are for sexual trade across Canada. With regard to organized

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm sorry, but which number did you refer to?

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  It was human trafficking-specific or -related convictions, so any number of Criminal Code sections would apply.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  That's correct, out of—sorry—455.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  Not all of those cases have gone through the court system yet, so the rest are still in the court system. If we go through the numbers, you would see that some are no longer moving forward, but the rest are in the court system still.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  This was from 2005 to November 2017. As I mentioned before, there's a caveat on those statistics, in that—

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  It's certainly significant. I do not have those statistics, and I wouldn't be able to speak to what happens within the court process.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  Certainly the immigration piece is significant, but within the sex trade industry there's always a fear of prosecution for other offences. There's a fear of repercussion. There's intimidation. There's a fear of personal assault. A sex trade worker could be abused physically, and

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  There is a project called Project Protect, which involves FINTRAC and the disclosure of transactions of money. So, with the banking industry, yes, it would be with FINTRAC, and there has been some very good success in that project in recognizing transactions that could be linked

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  I would say that's more at the local level. Certainly local police of jurisdiction develop those types of relationships. I know from personal experience that would be one of the areas where I would develop a relationship. It's based on relationships, and yes, I have had good succ

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  It was, yes.

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  It would be very helpful. Currently, we look at statistics, through Statistics Canada, and with tracking of files, there's scoring attached to each file. So that's limited, depending on how the file is attributed through the scoring system, but reporting would be very, very helpf

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

A/Commr Joanne Crampton

Justice committee  Thank you. Good afternoon. Mr. Chair and honourable members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to talk to you about the RCMP's role and efforts in human trafficking. The RCMP plays a central role in the Government of Canada's overarching priority to provide for the s

February 15th, 2018Committee meeting

Assistant Commissioner Joanne Crampton