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November 28, 2019
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Manitoba government eases shopping restrictions, tightens cannabis law

The Progressive Conservative government in Manitoba introduced two bills at the end of last week to fulfil some of the key promises from this year’s election campaign. One would lift restrictions on stores opening on Sundays and holidays, with the exception of Remembrance Day, when hours will continue to be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The second bill introduced would expand the province’s ban on smoking and vaping recreational cannabis in public places to also cover edible products, oils and other formats.

Saskatoon says it has recovered all of the $1 million lost in scam

The City of Saskatoon says it is on track to recover all of the money it lost in an online scam earlier this year. The city lost $1 million when a fraudster electronically impersonated the chief financial officer of a construction company that had a contract with the city. The culprit asked to have a payment sent to a new bank account and the city complied.

Military member accused of running illegal marijuana oil lab

A Canadian Armed Forces member in British Columbia has been charged with allegedly operating an illegal marijuana-oil extraction lab, which police in other jurisdictions have linked to a number of dangerous home fires and explosions.
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RCMP NL sweat lodge reflects “commitment to true reconciliation”

RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador has constructed a sweat lodge on the grounds of its headquarters in St. John’s, the second one to be established by the RCMP in Canada. RCMP employees, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, will be able to attend sweat ceremonies as a safe space for self-reflection and prayer. » Read more
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Montreal police told they must acknowledge racism within force

If Montreal’s police cannot acknowledge racism within the force, then unfounded street checks on people of colour will continue, citizens told the city’s public security committee in impassioned testimony. » Read more

CSA research finds Canadian employers can do more to address workplace fatigue

Professional burnout is affecting a wide range of jobs, workplaces and industries, and there is no standard definition or management practice in place to address this issue. That’s the key finding from CSA Group’s latest research report, Workplace Fatigue: Current Landscape and Future Considerations, which finds that a common definition of workplace fatigue is currently lacking in Canada. » Read more

Understanding paraphilic disorders & the impact on criminality

In the second part of his two-article series, our Behavioural Sciences columnist, Peter Collins, explores what law enforcement should know about the most commonly occurring sexual deviances in society: exhibitionism and voyeurism. Exhibitionism is not just a “nuisance offence,” he writes. *Content/trigger warning: sexual content. » Read more

“WE” 2019 ​Niagara Falls

Date: Dec. 4-6, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show

Date: Jan. 21-24, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Date: Jan. 22-24, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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