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JIBC to recognize retired officer, Blue Line columnist with honorary degree

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa, to two recipients at its 2021 spring convocation. Blue Line Case Law columnist Mike Novakowski is among them. He is being recognized for his promotion of legal education for police and his anti-gang and youth initiatives.

Canadian troops, Mounties get front row seats to Israeli Palestinian clashes

A handful of Canadian Armed Forces members and RCMP officers have had front row seats over the past two weeks as protests and violence have rocked parts of Israel and the Gaza Strip, leaving scores of people dead. The 23 Canadian troops and three Mounties are part of a U.S.-led mission, first launched in 2005 and based in East Jerusalem, whose aim is to train Palestinian security forces in the West Bank.

Report calls for changes in Quebec's policing model

A policing committee formed at the behest of Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault found that police forces need to adapt to handle cases involving mental illness, domestic violence or cybercrime, which compose a growing percentage of their caseloads. Its 490-page report offers 138 recommendations for reform, such as changing the police mission statement to recruiting more women and minorities.
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Betting on crime: How organized crime thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Domestic violence calls rise in Canada: webinar

Intimate partner violence has skyrocketed in recent months. Many experts suggest this increase is the result of isolation associated with stay-at-home orders. The Canadian government, which lists violence against women as one of the most significant societal issues endangering Canadians’ health and well-being, confirmed the pandemic made the problems more severe. » Read now

Members of Ontario church cannot sue over expulsions from congregation: Supreme Court

Former members of a Toronto church do not have legal recourse over their expulsions from the congregation, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision likely to have implications for other voluntary associations. » Read now

Children's advocate in Manitoba able to investigate more deaths, injuries

The children's advocate in Manitoba will be able to investigate more deaths and serious injuries of children. Families Minister Rochelle Squires says the province is expanding the advocate's mandate to also review deaths of kids who were receiving services for mental health, addictions or the justice system. The change comes into effect June 1. » Read now

Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 8-June 22, 2021
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Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference and AGM

Location: Virtual
Date: June 21 – 24, 2021
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LEOSH 2021 Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
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