Manitoba government says sexual predators not welcome during Grey Cup

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government and community groups have launched an awareness program aimed at curbing sex trafficking during Grey Cup Week in Winnipeg.

The program, called “Buying Sex Is Not a Sport,” provide a 24-hour-a-day phone hotline for people impacted by sexual exploitation.

Posters will be placed in 40 sports bars and restaurants and on transit buses.

Stickers with the campaign message will also be placed in cabs.

Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh says football is a great sport but predators are not going to be welcome in the city during the Canadian Football League festivities.

Officials with the campaign say research has shown the potential for human trafficking increases when large sporting events take place.

(CTV Winnipeg)

© The Canadian Press, 2015

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