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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog has rejected a request by a group representing police chiefs to stop investigating cases of serious injury or death involving officers administering the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
OTTAWA — A senior official from Canada’s cyberspy agency says proposed new powers would allow it to stop a terrorist’s mobile phone from detonating a car bomb, block the ability of extremists to communicate, or prevent a foreign power from interfering in the country’s democratic process.
OTTAWA — A senior RCMP official says the national police force has sometimes assured private companies they won’t be prosecuted for dealing with hostage-takers on behalf of desperate Canadian families.
MONTREAL — Eight months after their 27-year-old son Noam was fatally shot by Montreal police following a car chase, Jacob and Rachel Cohen still have more questions than answers about why he died.
VANCOUVER — The public perception of political interference in criminal trials places the independence of Canada’s judiciary system at risk, lawyers say.
TORONTO — Canada’s largest school board will be supplying naloxone kits to more than 100 of its high schools, as cities across the country continue to deal with overdose deaths linked to opioids.
NEW YORK — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — The emotions were raw at demonstrations across Canada on Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man.
A Vancouver police officer is in PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The first phase of the Connected Officer program is launching at Toronto Police Service’s 51 Division. This launch comes after months of work, including a detailed assessment of devices, service-wide member engagement, evaluation and time invested by the working group of members from across the service, says TPS. By the end of February, 236 officers will have received their service-issued mobile devices.
Fifteen teens selected from across Canada spent this week at Depot, the RCMP’s training academy in Regina, to learn how to make their communities safer.
OTTAWA — The RCMP says it will not appeal its conviction on Labour Code charges related to a 2014 shooting in Moncton, N.B., that left three officers dead and two injured.
OTTAWA — People shouldn’t “jump to conclusions” about when they’ll be able to buy marijuana legally, as a key federal bill makes its way through Parliament, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.
OTTAWA — It may have a scary name, but it’s intended to help — not frighten — already traumatized children.
Halifax filmmaker Cory Bowles’ first feature — about a black man torn about his role as a police officer — has been picked up for distribution in the U.S., where he says audiences are eager for honest depictions of the modern black experience.

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