Manitoba police will soon have another tool in their kit to help locate missing people.
Officers in the province will soon be able to use the Missing Persons Act to access store surveillance footage, phone records, as well as internet and banking information to track down missing people.
Currently, officers can’t access this information unless there is evidence that a crime has been committed.
The act will require police forces to give annual reports on how they used the information.
Manitoba is the second province to adopt such legislation. Alberta already has similar legislation in place.