RCMP, stakeholders tackle grow-ops

Diane Colley-Urquhart (R) and Pauline Aunger speak to the media at RCMP headquarters in Ottawa Nov...

Diane Colley-Urquhart (R) and Pauline Aunger speak to the media at RCMP headquarters in Ottawa Nov 29, 2012. Andre Forget/QMI Agency

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:02 PM ET

OTTAWA - Grow-ops are creating fire hazards and death traps across the country — and many new homeowners may be buying them unawares.

That's just one of the issues being tackled by a new national coalition created to curb the problem of marijuana grow-ops and clandestine drug labs in cities across Canada.

Spearheaded by the RCMP, it includes representatives from law enforcement and the real estate, finance, energy and insurance industries. The goal is to share knowledge to better understand the problem and propose solutions to solve it.

The national coalition was launched in Ottawa Thursday.


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