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Media Advisory,
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1 p.m.,
Multi-Jurisdiction Investigation Targets Extensive Gun & Drug Trafficking Networks Across Ontario

Broadcast time: 05:00
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Unit: Organized Crime Enforcement
Phone: 416-808-7100

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1 p.m., Deputy Chief Myron Demkiw will be joined by the following police services to announce the results of an Ontario-wide gun, gang and drug investigation.

Chief Superintendent Paul Mackey, Ontario Provincial Police
Deputy Chief of Police Shirley Hilton, Waterloo Regional Police Service
Deputy Chief of Police Brian Bigras, York Regional Police Service
Deputy Chief of Police Nick Milinovich, Peel Regional Police Service

The news conference will be available on the Bell TOC and live-streamed on YouTube.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, media may join online through WebEx. Please email Meaghan Gray at for a meeting invitation.

Please note a meeting invitation must be requested for every news conference.

Previously-issued links will not provide access.

The meeting will open at 12:30 p.m. Logins will close at 12:45 p.m.

Instructions to join the video conference:

You can use a desktop computer, an iOS, or Android device to join the meeting. For best user experience, we suggest downloading the WebEx Meet app to your mobile device (phone or tablet).

Please do not simply call into the meeting. For best results, and to avoid audio issues, media need to enter the meeting through a computer or via the mobile app.

1. Attach a wired headset
2. Using your device, click on the meeting number to join the meeting
3. In the “Name” field, enter your first and last name and your media outlet
4. Click the Join Meeting button
5. If on a desktop, the meeting will prompt you to connect audio and video
a. Select Audio Connection
i. Choose “Call Using Computer" from the dropdown menu
b. Select Video Connection
i. Choose “No Video” from the dropdown menu
c. Click more options (below audio connection info)
d. Click test to hear speaker audio
e. Speak to view microphone volume
f. Click okay
6. Click the Connect Audio button

Meeting Protocol:

Upon entering the meeting, you will be automatically muted.

We will do a roll call in advance of the meeting start time to perform an audio check with each participant.

If you wish to ask a question, please click the hand icon to raise your hand (it will turn blue).

You will be placed in queue and called by name and outlet when it's your turn.

When you are called on, you will be unmuted by the moderator. Do not touch your mute/unmute button. You can ask one question and one follow up.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications