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Toronto to pilot non-police led safety and crisis support service

Toronto has approved a pilot project for community safety and crisis support services that will test a non-policel led approach to non-emergency and non-violent calls including those involving wellness checks. The pilot project, approved by city council on Tuesday, will »


National police to get body cameras

With many controversial incidents involving police forces across the country public trust in police is presumed to be waning. Although a recent survey in Canada showed only a quarter of respondents agreed with the “defund the police’ movement, a new »


Ontario police crack major gang, another raid nets millions in pot plus zebras

Police in Toronto, Canada’s largest city have announced they’ve broken up a major criminal gang. An initial investigation into a city gang, led to a year-long multi-city investigation into shootings, murder, attempted murder, drug dealing and human trafficking. The network »


Many Canadians concerned with police treatment of racial minorities: survey

Nearly two out of five Canadians are of the opinion that there is a “serious problem” with the way police interact with non-white people, according to a public opinion poll by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute. When asked if it »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »


A woman reacts while sitting on the ground near Belarusian law enforcement officers, who disperse a crowd during a protest against the inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus September 23, 2020. Canada has joined a chorus of other Western democracies who condemned Wednesday’s inauguration of Lukashenko as “illegitimate.” (Tut.By via REUTERS)
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Politics, Society

Quebec introducing fines for people who refuse to wear masks

The Quebec government will begin giving out fines to people who refuse to wear masks starting this Saturday, according to an announcement from Quebec Premier François Legault. In a news conference on Thursday morning, Legault said the new rules will »


Sûreté du Québec updates investigation of online threats against Quebec Premier

The Sûreté du Québec said they met with two men as part of their investigation of threatening remarks made against an elected member of the province’s national assembly, according to a tweet from the Sûreté du Québec’s director of communications »

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by post-election crackdown in Belarus

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violent crackdown of Belarusian authorities against protesters who came out in their thousands to voice their discontent with the official results of the country’s presidential election, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Dozens were »

Health, Politics

Drug overdose deaths far exceed COVID-19 in British Columbia

Since January 728 overdose deaths, 189 COVID deaths In Canada’s west coast province of British Columbia, deaths from overdoses of drugs have hit record levels in May and June. In May there were 170 overdose deaths, June recorded 175, which »