Send a text to 911? Vote may make it easy

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Toronto is one step closer to be­com­ing the first place in Canada where any­one can text 911 op­er­a­tors in­stead of call­ing them. City coun­cil voted Thurs­day to ask the Toronto Po­lice Ser­vices Board to consider al­low­ing 911 texts. Coun. Norm Kelly, who tabled the mo­tion in coun­cil, said in a writ­ten state­ment he was de­lighted by the vote’s out­come, adding t it re­in­forced Toronto as a leader of tech­no­log­i­cal innovation in Canada. Many parts of Canada, in­clud­ing Toronto and 500 other On­tario com­mu­ni­ties, of­fer 911 tex­ting for peo­ple with hear­ing or speech im­pair­ments. But nowhere in Canada is 911 tex­ting avail­able to the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion.

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