Rogers is destroying Downton Abbey with 45 min of Amber Alert— Larry Peterson (@larryepeterson) March 7, 2016
It was the first time the provincial police used the enhanced National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination system to advise about a missing eight-to-13-year-old boy that callers said was physically taken and forced into a vehicle in Orillia, Ont.— Kate Wallis (@katewallistweet) March 7, 2016
Time was against police
Wynne was supportive of the new system. "I think an alert that was that pervasive and that obvious to people was a very good thing," she said. "I was very impressed actually that it flashed on all of our TV screens right at a time when a lot of people would have been watching a show on a Sunday night."
"I think an alert that was that pervasive and that obvious to people was a very good thing."
Ontario's Amber Alert is a voluntary co-operative plan between the Ontario Association of Broadcasters, law enforcement agencies, and the provincial transportation ministry. Amber Alert uses highway message signs, radio, television and cable to immediately broadcast descriptions of kidnap victims, their abductors, and suspect vehicles.
Kathleen Wynne says she saw the amber alert last night while watching TV.— Brian Platt (@btaplatt) March 7, 2016
Reporters ask her what she was watching.
Answer: Downtown Abbey.