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Toronto moves towards (much) wider use of body cameras by police

Some police officers in Toronto will soon be wearing body cameras–the first phase of a plan that will see the force purchase 2,350 of them at a cost of $34.1 million over five years. In a statement released Tuesday, the »

Politics, Society

Proposed settlement brings aftermath of 2010 G20 violence near closure

The aftermath and repercussions of the most tumultuous public protests–and largest mass arrests in modern Canadian history–appear to be approaching closure. On Monday, a $16.5-million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit over mass arrests at the June 2010 G20 »

Health, Politics, Society

Ontario Human Rights Commission issues damning report on profiling in Toronto

In the spring–after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman–many, many Canadians took to the streets to protest what they said was a scourge not limited to our neighbours to the south. Systemic racism, demonstrators said, is very much »

International, Society

Pride Day in Toronto is marked by anti-racist protest

It was a Pride Day of a different sort Sunday in Toronto–marked by a virtual parade and a very real anti-police protest in front of City Hall. Instead of tens of thousands singing and dancing their way through the streets »


Toronto’s chief of police is retiring at the end of July

Mark Saunders, Toronto’s first-ever Black police chief, has announced he is taking early retirement–at the end of July, eight months before his term was to expire next April. His announcement came the same day Toronto city councillors Josh Matlow and »


Toronto police chief calls 2018 ‘year like no other’

The chief of police of Canada’s largest and most prosperous city is calling 2018 was ” a year like no other year.” Speaking to reporters at his end-of-the-year news conference on Thursday, Toronto chief Mark Saunders said his department had »


Police will be welcomed back to Toronto’s Pride Parade

It now appears that members of Canada’s largest municipal police force will be allowed back into Toronto’s annual Pride Parade. “We will review the application and provided they meet our Rules of Parade Entry policy, they will be granted a »

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, »