OTTAWA — The federal government tabled a proposed new bill Tuesday to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms, only to find itself under attack from both sides: gun owners wary of burdensome regulation and shooting victims who say the bill doesn’t go far enough.
A 2018 poll of Canadian professions by Insights West has found age seems to be an influence in how fellow Canadians view the job title of “police officer.”
The University of Regina’s Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), a pan-Canadian consortium, is receiving $30 million over five years from the federal government to address first responders’ and public safety personnel’s mental health concerns.
The University of Phoenix has released the findings from its 2017 survey on first responder mental health, which surveyed 2,000 American adults who are employed as firefighters, police officers, EMT/paramedics and nurses. The survey not only revealed that a high percentage of first responders are dealing with traumatic events in their line of work, but also that many are also experiencing negative mental health symptoms.
HALIFAX — She was a strong, well-spoken young woman who came from a loving home in western Nova Scotia.
TORONTO — A surge in pedestrian deaths has Toronto’s mayor doubling down on a commitment to road safety amid criticism that he isn’t doing enough.
Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing — including a program in Toronto — after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving autonomous vehicles.
SASKATOON — A doctor is commending Saskatoon police for their response to a number of suspected overdoses on the weekend that resulted in two deaths from cocaine allegedly laced with fentanyl.
REGINA — The first woman to ever be permanently appointed to lead the RCMP promised last Friday to leave no stone unturned in her efforts to modernize a law-enforcement organization that remains plagued by complaints of sexism, workplace bullying and discrimination against Indigenous Peoples.
Ontario’s police watchdog has opened its first investigation into a death that involved the police administration of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
HAMILTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an Ontario city hard-hit by the national opioid crisis that situations like theirs were a top priority for his government, as a municipal official called for more concrete steps to address the root causes of addiction.
The Yukon government announced in March it would provide RCMP with an additional $422,000 annually for the next three years to establish a Historical Case Unit to investigate unsolved homicides and missing persons cases. Three new officers will be hired full time.
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