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December 7, 2017
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Wilfrid Laurier

Feds unveil ads warning of drug-impaired driving dangers

Ahead of its July deadline for legalizing recreational marijuana use in Canada, the federal government has launched a campaign that will see ads air on TV, radio, online and in movie theatres, warning of the risks of drug-impaired driving.


Charges stayed in ‘Surrey Six’ slayings

A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision.


RCMP Musical Ride Tour raises $755,169

The RCMP Musical Ride, composed of a full troop of 32 riders and horses, has wrapped up its cross-country tour, which celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary.
 
 
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Inquiry launched into racial profiling at Toronto Police Service

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is seeking an improvement in community relations with the launch of a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). » Read more...
 
 
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Weapons amnesty brings in 87 firearms, 5K rounds of ammo

Waterloo Regional Police say a month-long amnesty program has taken more than 100 weapons out of circulation. The program, which began Nov. 1, allowed people in the community to turn over unwanted or unlicensed firearms and other weapons without fear of prosecution for illegal possession. » Read more...

Hate crimes up three per cent

Police-reported hate crimes in Canada rose three per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report released by Statistics Canada. 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. » Read more...

Book review: Transforming Community Policing by Hugh C. Russell

Hugh Russell’s Transforming Community Policing: Mobilization, Engagement and Collaboration (2017) is a “well-informed, evidence-based text, which blows holes in the old stereotype that community policing is the soft side of the profession.” » Read more...
 
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IPA Region 2nd Annual Christmas Party and Dance

Date: Dec. 9, 2017
Location: Vaughan, Ont.
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Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Career Fair

Date: Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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NSSF Shot Show

Date: Jan. 23-26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Paramedic Nat’s 2nd Annual Evening For Mental Health

Date: Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Thornton, Ont.
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3rd Annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic

Date: Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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