Toronto Election 2018: A call to action for safety – not surveillance – of Black communities

Black scholars, writers and activists call on candidates running for Toronto council to support policies that ensure the economic and social viability of Black communities. This article calls for Toronto politicians to acknowledge minority rights, more specifically, black residents of the GTA. Here, the reader is forced to dissect the harsh realities of having a … Continue reading Toronto Election 2018: A call to action for safety – not surveillance – of Black communities

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“Rise of right-wing extremists presents new challenge for Canadian law enforcement agencies”

The continuous rise of right-wing extremist groups in Canada have caused law enforcement and spy agencies to render new ways in assessing the threat of such groups practices. Over recent years the number of extremist groups have escalated to approximately 125, spanning from coast to coast; gaining international alliances in places like Europe and America. … Continue reading “Rise of right-wing extremists presents new challenge for Canadian law enforcement agencies”

Illegal border crossings from Canada into U.S. on the rise along New Brunswick-Maine border

The U.S. Border Patrol has seen a marked year over year increase in apprehensions along the northeastern border with Canada. Border agents speculate that some of those apprehended were attempting to return to the U.S. after illegally crossing into Canada from the U.S. in the wake of tightened immigration reforms. However, some may be using … Continue reading Illegal border crossings from Canada into U.S. on the rise along New Brunswick-Maine border

Windsor Police Must be ‘Fit for Duty’ and Encouraged to Abstain from Weed in Pot Policy

The Windsor Police Service has a new policy for its officers in face of cannabis legalization, which says they must remain "fit for duty" during their shift. The policy, Fitness for Duty and Duty to Disclose, does not directly say that officers cannot consume cannabis, however, members are strongly encouraged to avoid the drug altogether. … Continue reading Windsor Police Must be ‘Fit for Duty’ and Encouraged to Abstain from Weed in Pot Policy

African-Canadian Bar Owners Hit with ‘Militaristic Style’ Police Inspections

Moe Tesfay, the owner of once-popular nightclub, Nyala, has accused police of racial profiling and harassing his customers during many heavy-handed inspections. Police have denied any wrongdoing and argue that the inspections are based on public safety concerns. The Edmonton human rights coalition has demanded a community meeting with police chief to discuss concerns about … Continue reading African-Canadian Bar Owners Hit with ‘Militaristic Style’ Police Inspections

Pride Toronto Opens Door for City Police to Possibly Rejoin Summer Parade After 2 Year Ban

After many years of tension between the Toronto police, there may be a reappearance of the uniformed officers at Toronto's pride parade in summer 2019. It was in 2016 that tensions ran high between the Toronto police force and the LGBTQ community. As long as the police force's application meets the expectations outlined in Pride … Continue reading Pride Toronto Opens Door for City Police to Possibly Rejoin Summer Parade After 2 Year Ban

Police Response for First Day of Marijuana Legalization.

As the first day of marijuana legalization has arrived, Regina Chief of Police; Evan Bray expresses the focus Officers will have in response to the first day of legalization. Bray emphasizes communication and education for the public regarding any questions and concerns they may have. https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1516330