Highlights / Bill Blair

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous prison population continues upward spiral

The number of Indigenous people in federal custody continues to rise–dramatically. In a new report, Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger says Indigenous people now account for more than 30 per cent of the federal inmate population. That’s up from» 

International, Society

Minister says no assessement yet on Harry and Meghan’s security funding

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says no assessment has yet been conducted on whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will need government-funded security should they decide to live in Canada. “No assessment has yet been done as to what actually» 

Society

Ottawa announces more funding to try to dampen Toronto violence

As gun and gang violence increases in Canada’s biggest and most important city, governments continue to up the financial ante to try to get a grip on the problems. Last Friday, the province of Ontario announced it was committing $3» 

Uncategorized

RCMP set to open new crime lab in B.C. this fall

The RCMP will open a new national crime lab in Surrey B.C. this fall as the force attempts to put an end to a bottleneck of forensic requests. The Surrey lab will replace a 45-year-old Vancouver lab and will complement» 

Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering» 

International, Politics, Society

New poll suggests support for Canadian handgun ban

As the debate continues over banning handguns in Canada, a new poll suggests that almost half–48 per cent–of those surveyed support a ban and another 19 per cent “somewhat” support a ban. The Nanos Research poll, conducted for CTV News,» 

Health, International, Society

Toronto Police Association head not sold on handgun ban

The president of the Toronto Police Association says a ban on handguns across the country will not stop gun violence. “There’s no way in my world or any world I know that this would have an impact on somebody who’s»