New funding for a project that will improve the tracking and reporting of sexual assaults by law enforcement authorities in Ontario communities was announced recently as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
OTTAWA — Ahead of its July deadline for legalizing recreational marijuana use in Canada, the federal government has launched a campaign warning of the risks of drug-impaired driving.
REGINA — Some people on the front lines of Saskatchewan’s drunk-driving battle aren’t convinced that changes meant to allow Uber or Lyft to operate in the province will do much to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel.
VANCOUVER — A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man Friday, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision.
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The bucolic university campus is set in a small Nova Scotia town: A cluster of steeples, ivy-covered brick and stone buildings and manicured sports fields.
TORONTO — From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg police officer is recovering after being stabbed trying to stop someone from stealing his vehicle.
WATERLOO, Ont. — Waterloo regional police say a month-long amnesty program has taken more than 100 weapons out of circulation.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced it has launched a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). Using its legislated inquiry powers under section 31 of Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the OHRC says it has called for the TPS, the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) and the Special Investigations Unit to provide a wide range of data to determine exactly how and where racial profiling operates in law enforcement.
Police-reported hate crimes in Canada rose three per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report released by Statistics Canada at the end of November 2017. Police reported 1,409 hate crimes in Canada in 2016, 47 more than in 2015. This represented less than 0.1 per cent of the 1,895,546 crimes (excluding traffic violations) that were reported by police services. StatsCan says the increase in hate crimes was a result of more incidents targeting South Asians and Arabs or West Asians, the Jewish population, and people based on their sexual orientation. In contrast, hate crimes against Muslims and Catholics declined in 2016.
Canadian Crime Stoppers programs have launched a new venture in Ontario, with plans to expand across the country.
MONCTON, N.B. — A prosecutor is asking for the maximum fine against the RCMP for Labour Code convictions stemming from gunman Justin Bourque’s 2014 Moncton, N.B., rampage that left three officers dead and two injured.
TORONTO — Ontario’s antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and some online divorce filings.
VICTORIA — Street racers and stunt drivers in British Columbia could lose their vehicles for up to 36 months as part of new penalties the province is imposing on bad drivers.
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