CANADA

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Canada spends $15.1 billion annually on municipal, provincial, and federal police services. This amount does not include Canadian Security Intelligence Service, railway and military police, government departments enforcing specific statutes in the areas of income tax, customs and excise, immigration, fisheries and wildlife.

Canadian Taxpayers spend $41 million per day on policing.

GREATER TORONTO AREA

$6.3 Million

in taxpayer dollars are spent on funding the police in the city of Toronto per day.

The Greater Toronto Area contains the City of Toronto and the municipalities of Peel, York, Durham and Halton regions. It is the 7th largest metropolitan area of North America, and the most populous in Canada.

The Greater Toronto Area spends $2.3 billion in taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s $6.3 million per day.

CITY OF TORONTO

The city of Toronto spends just over 25% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $1.13 billion dollars.

This is comparable to the tax dollars spent on public transportation, the library, children services and public health combined.

Toronto is spending just under $3.3 million dollars per day on police services.

Toronto police are present in some—not all—schools in the Toronto Catholic School Board.

PEEL REGION

Peel region spends just over 40% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $458 million dollars.

This is far more than tax dollars spent on paramedic services, public health, public transit, employment services, and social housing combined.

Peel Region is spending just under $1.3 million dollars per day on police services.

YORK REGION

York region spends just under 30% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $348 million dollars.

This is far more than tax dollars spent on paramedic services, public health, public transit, and social housing combined.

York Region is spending just under $1 million dollars per day on police services.

DURHAM REGION

Durham region spends just over 30% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $215 million dollars.

This is far more than tax dollars spent on paramedic services, public health, public transit, and social housing combined.

HALTON REGION

Halton region spends just over 36% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $162 million dollars.

This is far more than tax dollars spent on paramedical services, public health, employment services, and social housing combined.

Hamilton

The city of Hamilton spends almost 20% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $169 million dollars.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on public transportation, social housing, parks and recreation and public health combined.

Hamilton police are present in some—not all—schools in the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and Catholic School Board through the police liaison program.

OTTAWA

The city of Ottawa spends almost 20% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $319 million dollars.

This is comparable to the tax dollars spent on public health, paramedics, the library, social housing, parks and recreation, and employment services combined.

Every school in the City of Ottawa is currently assigned a specific Student Resource Officer as their personal police contact, according to the Ottawa Police Service Website.

GREATER MONTREAL

More Than 18%

of taxpayer dollars on funding the police
are spent in the city.

$1.82 Million

Montrealers are spending daily on policing.

The city of Montreal spends just over 18% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $665 million.

This is more than three times the investment into shelter and social housing.

Montrealers are spending $1.82 million daily on policing.

Montreal police are present in some—not all—schools in the English Montreal School Board through the police liaison program.

LAVAL

The city of Laval spends just over 16% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $128 million.

This is comparable to the tax dollars spent on public transportation, public health, the library combined.

LONGUEUIL

The city of Longueuil spends just over 14% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just over $50 million.

This is comparable to the tax dollars spent on public transportation, and the library combined.

HALIFAX

The city of Halifax spends just over 20% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $117 million.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on public transportation, the library, and parks and recreation combined.

WINNIPEG

The city of Winnipeg spends just over 25% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $295 million.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on public transportation and the library, combined.

CALGARY

The city of Calgary spends just over 16% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just over $401 million.

This is comparable to the tax dollars spent on public transportation, shelter and social housing, and parks and recreation combined.

EDMONTON

The city of Edmonton spends just over 21% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of over $370 million.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on public transportation, the library, and shelter and social housing combined.

VANCOUVER

The city of Vancouver spends just over 38% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $340 million.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on public transportation, the library, parks and recreation, and transportation/road maintenance combined.

VICTORIA

42%

of taxpayer dollars are spent funding the
police in the city of Victoria.

The city of Victoria spends just over 42% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of just under $60 million.

This is more than the tax dollars spent on fire services, the library, and parks and recreation combined.