Ottawa cops move ahead with race-based data collection

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:18 PM ET

OTTAWA - Ottawa police will spend $90,000 for data research expertise to help with its controversial race-based data collection set to launch next year.

Another $40,000 for a "data collection instrument" has also been set aside for the traffic stop race data collection project,

In total the project will cost about $400,000 over two years.

"There are no new monies being attributed to this project," Ottawa police Insp. Pat Flanagan said. "It's coming from within existing budget."



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