The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence.
This year’s winners were part of a joint investigation between the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Lyne Landry and Superintendent Renée Fontaine of the CBSA and Acting Lieutenant Serge Lachance (since retired) and Detective Sergeant Martin Parent of SQ led the joint effort to neutralize a large-scale counterfeiting operation in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 2019.
The award recognizes their joint investigation leading to the seizure of sophisticated counterfeiting equipment. This equipment could have caused significant financial loss in the Canadian economy through the production of counterfeit bank notes.
The winners were honoured at the annual Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police conference, held virtually on August 24, 2020.
This award, which the Bank has presented since 2004, recognizes the outstanding achievements of criminal justice professionals and educators involved in the prevention and deterrence of bank note counterfeiting in Canada.