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Canadians favour stricter gun control, mandatory buyback of banned firearms: Poll

A new poll suggests two-thirds of Canadians favour stricter gun-control laws—and more than half believe that should include a mandatory buyback program for prohibited firearms. The poll, conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, was conducted March 26-28, amid controversy over the federal Liberal government's latest gun legislation.

Ottawa police launch task force to review unsolved homicides

Ottawa police have launched a task force to review what they say are multiple unsolved homicide cases. The force says the victims are primarily young men from marginalized communities, but won't identify the victims or say how many cases are being reviewed. The force says improving public trust is one of the goals of the task force, which will be led by the homicide unit.

New regulator to stop sexual exploitation of children online: public safety minister

The Liberal government will introduce legislation to create a new regulator that will ensure online platforms remove harmful content, including depictions of children and intimate images that are shared without consent. Speaking to the House of Commons ethics committee, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday that sexual exploitation of children online presents jurisdictional challenges because perpetrators and victims can be located anywhere in the world.
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Cybersecurity at the forefront

The increased reliance on surveillance solutions and connected systems allows law enforcement personnel to observe relationships between suspects and victims, view someone’s proximity to a crime, assess a potential escalation before something tragic happens and listen or review recordings of incriminating comments. By Gavin Daly » Read now
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Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor

The City of Vancouver has outlined the amounts of various drugs people should be allowed to carry as it seeks a federal exemption to decriminalize possession for personal use. » Read now

Saskatchewan RCMP agrees to participate in Clare’s Law provisions

Clare’s Law, also known as the Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protection Act was adopted in Saskatchewan in 2018. The act allows police to warn people if their partner has a history of violence or abusive behavior. Police services are permitted to share the history of the partner, which can include criminal convictions or police responses to domestic violence complaints. » Read now

Over $70,000 worth of drugs, firearms and cash seized after joint investigation

After a joint investigation between the Lennox and Addington County OPP, the Belleville Police Service and the Kingston Police Force last month, four people are facing criminal and drug charges. » Read now

Blue Line Expo International

Location: Virtual
Date: April 22, 2021
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TACCOM 2021 Show

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Date: April 23-25, 2021
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Fourth International VPD Police Judo Clinic

Location: Online
Date: April 27, 2021
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Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 27, 2021 – June 22, 2021
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HK Memorial Hockey Tournament 2021

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Date: April 29-30, 2021
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