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Expanding Police Powers Online Not Popular Among Canadians: Poll

Fewer than one in four Canadians support expanding the ability of law enforcement to access information about individuals’ internet usage, according to a new poll from Ipsos Reid. The poll, carried out for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), found that individual rights outweigh the needs of law enforcement to protect society for a majority of respondents. [Read more…]  

Canada’s surplus military gear goes mostly to museums, not police

As the debate over the militarization of police continues in the United States, new data reveals surplus military equipment in Canada is more likely to end up in a museum than with a municipality.
Data compiled by the Department of National Defence shows approximately a third of surplus military transfers over the past four years have gone to museums. A smaller proportion of surplus equipment made it to local and national police forces, according to the data, released to the Star under access to information laws. [Read more…]  

Why emergency services need a ‘culture change’ to deal with PTSD

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are still reluctant to seek help with post-traumatic stress disorder because of the stigma attached to mental health issues within their occupations. “The old ‘suck it up, be a man’ — that stigma is still very prevalent among emergency services,” says  Vince Savoia​ , executive director of Tema Conter Memorial Trust, an organization that helps emergency service workers with mental health issues. [Read more…]  

High-profile Ottawa police officer takes his own life

There will be difficult days ahead as the Ottawa Police Service mourns the loss of a well-known officer and 22-year veteran who took his own life Sunday, Chief Charles Bordeleau told reporters.

Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban, 43, was found dead in his office Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. at the city police headquarters on Elgin Street. Police believe he used his service-issued firearm to end his life. [Read more…]


Crime rates drop but police ranks don’t: Report

The plunging crime rate does not mean officers are doing less work, Ontario police groups say. A Fraser Institute report has found that, while the crime rate has dropped significantly — for example, by 42% the past decade in Toronto — the number of police officers has not decreased either. [Read more…]    

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