National Summit to Combat Auto Theft

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On February 8th the Government of Canada hosted a National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft as rates of auto theft have increased by 50% in Quebec, 48.3% in Ontario, 34.5% in Atlantic Canada, and 18.35% in Alberta in 2022.  Last year Canada Border Services Agency intercepted more than 1,800 stolen vehicles to be exported, a 290% increase in stolen vehicle seizures over the past five years. The Government of Canada has committed to investing $28 million in added CBSA capacity to conduct more investigations and intelligence sharing with partners across Canada and internationally.  This includes exploring detection technology solutions, and exploring the use of advanced analytical tools.

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