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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» 

Society

39,000 people forced to flee British Columbia wildfires

About 39,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in British Columbia and another 20,000 are on evacuation alert as the wildfires raging throughout the province grow more intense, said Monday federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Provincial authorities» 

Society

When safety campaigns don’t work, reality strikes!

It started with a public safety awareness campaign, and ended with a bang…..and with a tweet from the Quebec provincially-run auto licensing and insuring agency, the Societe d”Assurance Automobile Quebec. (SAAQ) It read “Cette conductrice qui a embouti l’arrière de» 

Politics, Society

Briefing notes, what the minister will say when disaster strikes

Newly released documents outline what Canada’s Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is supposed to say when a disaster strikes. Talking points cover terrorist attacks and natural disasters in Canada and in the United States, and an assault on electronic networks,» 

Politics, Society

Despite civil rights questions, MPs pass anti-terror bill

The bombings in Boston, and an alleged plot to derail a Canadian train, seem to have accelerated the intentions of Canada’s ruling Conservative government as it pushed through the adoption of an anti-terror bill that was first presented in Canada’s»