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Society

Canada’s national police seek options to increase recruiting

(public commenting open below all RCI stories- comments posted after review by moderators) For over a decade, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been looking at ways to increase recruiting. With graduates of the “Mountie” training facility often not» 

Society

Supreme Court decision on police shooting

Canada’s highest court has decided on a “leave to appeal” ( a request to appeal and be heard by the highest court) in the case of a police shooting. This morning the SCC released its decision that it will not» 

Society

Police to emphasize road rules on holiday weekend

Motorists should expect increased police presence and enforcement of road and highway rules this holiday weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Operation Impact is an annual, coordinated traffic initiative by police agencies across Canada to increase road safety and reduce accidents. About» 

Politics

Policing infrastructure rejig in Canada’s northwestern Yukon territory

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Government of Yukon announced new plans this week for policing infrastructure in the territory. Besides renovations to police buildings in» 

Society

Toronto police ramp up patrols over ‘potential risk to public safety’

Toronto police have ramped up patrols around the city’s iconic CN Tower and downtown core after receiving unconfirmed information that there’s a “potential risk to public safety,” officials said Thursday. Speaking to reporters shortly before noon, Acting Supt. Michael Barsky declined to» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada History: July 11, 1990, the crisis and death at Oka

Quebec provincial pollce officer killed during attack It was a conflict –a land dispute-that had its origins as far back as the early 1700’s. It reached a boiling point and international headlines on this day, July 11, 1990. That was» 

Health, Society

Cannabis legalization presents challenges for police

The Canadian government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the next few months and that will mean changes for police forces across the country. Currently, police are not very much interested in arresting people for possession of» 

Society

Distracted drivers nabbed in record numbers in Saskatchewan

Police in the western province of Saskatchewan stopped a record number of people for distracted driving in the month of March. Out of a total of 711 distracted driving offences, 583 involved cellphones. The penalty for distracted driving in Saskatchewan» 

Society

Fatal encounters with police analysed by CBC

Each year, about 30 people die at the hands of police in Canada, and the public broadcaster, CBC, has collected information to shed light on these fatal confrontations. There are several police services across Canada and no single official body» 

Society

Police not wanted in Toronto gay pride parade

Toronto police have been asked by several community groups to withdraw their request to join the city’s annual gay pride parade slated for June 22-24. Canada’s biggest and most diverse city, Toronto, Ontario, is home to the country’s largest annual»