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Many Canadians are driving high on cannabis, according to survey

According to the second quarterly national cannabis survey by Statistics Canada, 14 per cent of cannabis users who have a driver’s licence admitted they got behind the wheel within two hours of consuming cannabis at least once in the past three months.>>

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

“As your police force, I assure you we are going to get those answers, but we need to do it right. Doing it right means being patient and being thorough so that all investigative possibilities are looked at,” said Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch during a news conference Monday.

Quebec to reimburse costs of attending trials for families of crime victims

Close friends and relatives of homicide victims can soon be compensated for costs associated with attending the killer’s trial, Quebec’s justice minister announced Tuesday.
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Ottawa will look at police chiefs’ call for pill press controls

Federal officials will carefully consider a call by police chiefs for Ottawa to closely vet people who import pill presses that may be used to encapsulate opioids, the minister of organized crime reduction said Wednesday, during the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. » Read more...

Peer support workers on front lines of the OD crisis need support too

Ryan McNeil, a researcher at the BC Centre on Substance Use and an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s department of medicine, said he has heard that peer support workers and volunteers are more trusted by drug users because they have shared experience. He has also heard they need more support than they’re getting. » Read more...

$25 million funnelled to Toronto to help fight guns and gangs

Police and courts in Toronto will receive $25 million from the Ontario government to bolster efforts to fight guns and gangs, Doug Ford announced last week, saying the funds would give authorities the tools needed to deal with a recent rise in violence. » Read more...

Book review: Scholarship, real-life drama in The North-West Mounted Police: 1873-1885

Professionalism, valour and dedication, juxtaposed with Mountie misconduct and political interference from Ottawa — sounds like the environment in which the RCMP exists today. Should we be surprised that these descriptions also apply to the earliest days of the Mounties? Jack F. Dunn’s recently released account of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) may be the most comprehensive work on the subject to date. » Read more...
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Ontario Special Constables Leadership Summit

Date: Aug. 10, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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ABLE - Summer Boat Cruise

Date: Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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CACP Conference

Date: Aug. 12-15, 2018
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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97th Warriors’ Day Parade

Date: Aug. 18, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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