Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P.P. Laurie Scott was thrilled to see a proposed human trafficking act passed into law yesterday in the provincial legislature today.

Bill 96 offers support to victims of human trafficking, while allowing victims to sue convicted traffickers for emotional distress.

Scott says this is only the beginning of combating human trafficking.

Scott also hopes parents will keep a closer eye on their children’s computers and phones.

According to a news release from the province, approximately 69% of police reported cases in 2015 were in Ontario. In Ontario, approximately 70% of known cases are related to sexual exploitation.