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Society

Police warn about sexual extortion

Police in the town of Kingston in Ontario say they have received five complaints about sexual extortion and they are warning people to not share intimate images online. The cases involve men who were contacted by a woman who made» 

Animals

National police train dogs with human remains

Two dog teams have been trained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to detect human remains. Several others teams will learn the program too. The RCMP is the only Canadian police force using real human remains for training purposes.» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Canadian airports relax attitude on medical marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, except if you have a prescription to possess small amounts for medical reasons. Previously, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority agents (CATSA) would call the police when a passenger was found in possession of marijuana.» 

International, Society

Police must stop posing as journalists, says professor

Intelligence agents and police sometimes pose as journalists in order to trap or capture suspects but that practice puts journalists at risk, says Peter Klein, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder and» 

Society

Former police officer found guilty of violating ethics

Former police officer Stefanie Trudeau has been found guilty of violating the police ethics code of the province of Quebec. The complaint was launched by Montreal resident Julian Menezes after he was arrested in May 2012. Julian Menezes said he» 

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Police make enormous drug seizure

The Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner it is the biggest drug seizure in their history. At a news conference this morning police revealed over 1,000 kg of cocaine was seized, and testing showed it to be about 97 per cent pure» 

Society

Police look for bikers who mobbed Toronto highways

Ontario Provincial Police are asking the public to help them find dozens of people involved in motorcycle mobs that blocked several public highways in the Toronto area last Sunday afternoon. The action caused traffic delays and prompted angry calls to» 

International

Canada to deploy up to 20 police officers to Iraq

Canada will deploy up to 20 police officers to Iraq to help re-establish local police forces in areas of the country liberated from Islamic State (IS) militants, the federal government announced Wednesday. The deployment, which is made through the International Police» 

Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Gay pride parades and police: the controversy continues

The issue began last year when the protest group Black Lives Matter-deliberately interrupted and stalled the huge Toronto Pride Parade. They insisted holding up the parade and not moving until the parade organisers agreed to their demands, one of which is that» 

Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Police ticketing panhandlers, homeless: Legal challenge

It’s a long established practice. Police handing tickets for a variety of minor municipal infractions to street people who are the least able to pay them. That’s now being challenged under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tickets are given»