Hamilton, Ontario,

Quebec Brothers Arrested for Human Trafficking

Hamilton Police have arrested two brothers from Quebec for human trafficking after an investigation into two females being held in the Hamilton area.

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Hamilton Police received information from the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline regarding two females in distress. The females were at a local Airbnb where they were forced to work in the sex trade industry. A short time later, uniform patrol officers attended the area of Ferguson Avenue North and Simcoe Street East. Through investigation, police identified and arrested two males. The females were located and taken to safety.

Hamilton Police believe there may be witnesses and additional victims who have not been identified and they are urged to come forward.


  • Anthony Dignard, male 21-years-old from Quebec (dark shirt)


  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Procuring for Sexual Services


  • Sulyvan Dignard, male, 22-years-old from Quebec


  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Material Benefit - trafficking persons
  • Procuring for Sexual Services
  • Advertising Sexual Services
  • Utter Threat to Cause Bodily Harm
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 4


The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline has been operating since June 2019. The staff is available to receive tips 24/7 in over 200 languages and can connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement and emergency services. All communications are confidential.

If you are a victim or have information involving this case please call Detective Constable Mike MacSween at 905-546-3845 / Detective Constable Kudo Park at 905-540-6379 in the Human Trafficking Unit or the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com