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Fredericton’s police chief says the force is moving to better serve francophones following complaints two officers failed to fully comply with the Official Languages Act during a traffic stop last June.
VANCOUVER — Illicit drug overdoses claimed 1,422 lives in British Columbia last year, setting a new threshold for the crisis that has been fuelled by the powerful opioid fentanyl.
OTTAWA — At Anthony Morgan’s law office, the calls keep coming: parents of young black men hoping their son’s marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean when the country legalizes the drug this year.
MONTREAL — An altercation at a Quebec courthouse that left an 18-year-old man in hospital with a gunshot wound to the head is raising questions about security at the province’s courthouses.
GardaWorld mandated Ipsos Public Affairs1 to conduct a scientific survey on the use of security firms to support police forces to ensure the safety of Canadians regarding the legalization of cannabis. The findings reveal Canadians strongly support a secure environment regarding the upcoming changes, according to GardaWorld.
Following consultation with auxiliaries, provincial, territorial and municipal partners and other stakeholders, the RCMP is implementing a new auxiliary model that includes three tiers. Provinces and territories will be able to choose one or a combination of the tiers based on local needs and circumstances.
Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR), with financial assistance from the Saskatoon Police Service Foundation and support from the Saskatoon Police Service, is launching Project Lifesaver Saskatoon, which they hope will assist in increasing safety for people who are at risk to wander.
OTTAWA — Canada’s top military police officer is citing privacy concerns for the fact the Canadian Armed Forces have yet to make good on last year’s promise to revisit more than 160 cases of sexual assault previously deemed “unfounded.”
LONDON, Ont. — The police services board in London, Ont., is asking for public input as it moves to update its sexual assault investigation policies.
OTTAWA — The war on drugs may move to a new battlefield in Canada, if Liberal MPs get their way: the 2019 federal election campaign.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s provincial long-gun registry is set to come into effect on Monday — the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting.
The Canada Border Services Agency ( CBSA) recently announced its intention to remotely monitor migrants via electronic ankle bracelets as an alternative to detaining them.
PEACE RIVER, Alta. — A fatality inquiry into an inmate’s suicide at an Alberta jail has concluded that regular showers should be considered a basic requirement or right.
MONCTON, N.B. — Nearly four years after the warm June night that saw three outgunned Mounties killed in a shooting spree, the RCMP was ordered Friday to pay $550,000 for failing to properly arm and train its members.
HALIFAX — Two RCMP doctors under police investigation allegedly abused their power over vulnerable young recruits who were “deeply afraid” that speaking out would damage their careers in the national police force, a lawyer who represents RCMP sexual-misconduct victims says.

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