The RCMP Sled Dog Slaughter: Police Violence against Indigenous Peoples in Canada

In August of 2011, Quebec’s premier, Jean Charest, and his Minister responsible for Native Affairs signed a historic agreement with the president of the Makivik Corporation, Pita Aatami. This agreement, signed in Quebec’s far north, acknowledged that hundreds – perhaps thousands - of Inuit sled dogs were slaughtered by Canadian police in the 1950s and … Continue reading The RCMP Sled Dog Slaughter: Police Violence against Indigenous Peoples in Canada

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Body- Worn Cameras: Policing and Security in Canadian Society

Over the last couple decades technology has become increasingly innovative. Law enforcement has continued to move forward with the technology is many ways. The most recent is a pilot program for the use of body-worn cameras across certain Police Organizations in Canada. The Toronto police service did a ten-month trial where they equipped 100 officers … Continue reading Body- Worn Cameras: Policing and Security in Canadian Society

The Lingering Effects of October 1970: An Analysis

A nation under the rule of martial law experiences military control performing the normal functions of the government. Canada's equivalent to martial law is the War Measures Act, which allows for the government to exercise emergency powers. The War Measures Act has only been invoked three times in Canadian history: World War I, World War … Continue reading The Lingering Effects of October 1970: An Analysis

The Lingering Effects of the October Crisis: An Overview

The Front de Liberation du Quebec, or FLQ, was a national liberation movement founded in the 1960s that aimed to achieve Quebec's independence from Canada. The FLQ differed from the birth of other liberation groups that took place during this time period, such as the Parti Quebecois, because they practiced and advocated the use of … Continue reading The Lingering Effects of the October Crisis: An Overview

2014 Moncton Shooting

The police occupation is a risky but yet rewarding occupation. In uniform you are putting yourself at risk each and every day while trying to provide safety, security and maintaining order within the community. As of June 2014, a total of 234 officers within the RCMP and North West Mounted Police forces have died in … Continue reading 2014 Moncton Shooting

An Analysis of 2014 Moncton Shooting

In 2014, a tragic shooting incident occurred in the city of Moncton, New Brunswick which involved the deployment and gathering of police officers from across New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The shooting was carried out by Justin Bourque, a 24-year-old Moncton resident, who targeted police officers in an attempt of “sparking an anti-government rebellion” … Continue reading An Analysis of 2014 Moncton Shooting

CSIS: Misconduct and Secrecy In Canadian High Policing

Over the past year and a half several incidents of misconduct have taken place in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Canada’s primary intelligence service. Outlined in a Vice News article are just some of the incidents that have occurred, including things like an officer getting into an altercation with a security guard, using CSIS … Continue reading CSIS: Misconduct and Secrecy In Canadian High Policing