Saturday , 3 June 2023
Home News Mobbed-up tow truck operators, ‘We will lock you up.’ Ford

Mobbed-up tow truck operators, ‘We will lock you up.’ Ford

Doug Ford says the government is going after the GTA’s violence-plagued towing industry and assembling a task force.

The province-led task force will help develop a regulatory model that will “increase safety and enforcement, clarify protections for consumers, improve industry standards and consider tougher penalties for violators,” according to the government’s news release.

In recent years, the industry has seen at least four murders, numerous torching of tow trucks  shootings and fraud across Greater Toronto. Last wee a police officer was charged with stealing police radios and accepting kickbacks as he worked with dishonest operators.

“To all the bad actors out there, my message is clear: the party’s over,” Ford said Monday at his daily briefing. “We’re coming for you, we’ll catch you, and we will lock you up.”

York police said earlier this month that four distinct criminal organizations had been fighting over turf in a complex fraud ecosystem that involves kickbacks and insurance fraud at auto centres, physiotherapy clinics, car rentals, body shops and more.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles


“Gold-rush” mentality by property owners on LRT route endangering renters

The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton warned the Hamilton LRT...


Killer Paul Bernardo transferred to a Quebec medium-security prison

Serial murderer and rapist Paul Bernardo has been moved from Millhaven Penitentiary...


Oakville teen who uses a scooter missing

The Halton Regional Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in...


LRT meeting yields little news, no answers on displaced tenants

Hamilton LRT subcommittee meetings, when they happen, continue to follow the pattern...