Canadian Crime Stoppers Association Facebook Banner 18002228477 Crime Stoppers Tip #1800222TIPS Tipped Cops Off In Time To Stop Halifax Mall Mass Shooting

Anonymity of Crime Stoppers tips in Canada is protected by case law of the Supreme Court since 1997. The case law is R. v. Liepert

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip has foiled a mass shooting plot at a Halifax, Nova Scotia shopping mall. This is an excellent example of why community led Crime Stoppers programs are valuable to community safety worldwide. This particular tip has been called ‘the most significant’ ever to prevent a crime in Canada by Ralph Page, the President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association.

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