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Montreal considers street security cameras

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Does Montreal need surveillance cameras on its downtown streets? In the wake of widely reported violent attacks in the Gay Village as well as problems with homelessness and drug dealing, Mayor Denis Coderre thinks so.

According to the Montreal Gazette, on Wednesday, he created a city committee to study the question and gather public reaction. If the city can find a way to do so without encroaching on the privacy rights of citizens, security cameras could be installed as early as this spring.

“I want to launch a debate on this — do we need camera surveillance or no?” Coderre said. “I think we need more video surveillance, but I want to make sure there is a legal framework so we can protect personal information.”

To read the whole article on the Gazette’s website, click here.


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