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July 30, 1998
Mayor establishes Young Offenders Task Force
Mayor Mel Lastman today announced the Mayor's Task Force on Young Offenders. Ward 21 Councillor Dennis Fotinos, chair of the City's
Emergency and Protective Services Committee will chair the Task Force.

The Mayor's Task Force is part of a larger proposal by the Government of Canada
to change the Federal Young Offenders Act through consultations with provinces,
cities, organizations and individuals. Fotinos will hold a series of public
meetings, send out information packages and questionnaires and collect feedback
from the City's web site.

"This is an ideal opportunity for Canada's largest city, a city larger in
population than six provinces, to ask the question, 'is the Young Offender's
Act really working for us here in Toronto?' and to change federal judicial
policies," said Mayor Lastman. "We want to produce grass roots solutions and
we're asking individuals, organizations and City councillors to forge a
consensus and come up with a position on this issue."

Mayor Lastman has asked Councillor Fotinos to report back to him by the end of
September. A final response will be sent to Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

"We have a very ambitious timeline, but we're confident that we will put
together some solid recommendations," said Councillor Fotinos. "Thousands of
local organizations from ratepayers groups to Police Community Partnership
committees will receive packages with enough information to come to a position
on the Young Offenders Act."

Media Contact
Jim Warren
Office of the Mayor
(416) 395-6482

Frank Carnevale
Executive Assistant, Office of Councillor Fotinos
(416) 392-4068



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