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Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold.

Correction services head marching orders

A mandate letter for Canada’s new corrections commissioner calls for more engagement with community groups to help prevent released prisoners from re-offending — something prisoner advocacy organizations say the prison system has not been very good at doing.

Officer who shot at man in stolen car acted reasonably: police watchdog

Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared a Calgary officer who fired 11 shots in less than three seconds at a man inside a stolen car, saying the use of force was reasonable given the danger.
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Featured News 

VIDEO • One-on-one with the Halifax Regional Police Chief

Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais stopped by the Blue Line booth during the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s (CACP) Annual Conference last month for a quick video chat about the event & policing challenges in general. » Read more...

Back of the Book: The impending unionization of the RCMP

Federal legislation and the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada recognizing the right of RCMP officers to unionize will have a profound effect on labour relations between RCMP members, the government and the organization. It may also alter how police services are delivered across the country. » Read more...

Two Canadians make IACP’s 2018 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Quebec RCMP Sgt. Simon Boisjoli and Det. Blake Chersinoff of the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia. They have been recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as individuals in law enforcement under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership and commitment to the profession. » Read more...

Case Law: Investigative child welfare entry unlawful, evidence excluded

A vague safety concern about a child welfare matter did not justify police entry into a dwelling to conduct a spot check, so says the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. » Read more...

Hero’s Call Weekend Workshop

Date: Sept. 14-16, 2018
Location: Lion’s Head, Ont.
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IACP’s Women’s Leadership Institute Program

Date: Sept. 16-21, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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TACWest 2018

Date: Sept. 18-20, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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4th Annual First Responder Suicide Awareness Conference

Date: Sept. 20, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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