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Ontario passes bill to strengthen the fight against human trafficking

The Ontario government passed new legislation and amendments to existing legislation to build upon the province’s $307 million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy. The Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021 reinforces Ontario’s commitment to fight human trafficking and demonstrates continued leadership in responding to this pervasive crime.

Mark Baxter elected as new Police Association of Ontario president

The Police Association of Ontario membership elected Mark Baxter, Brantford Police Association, as their new president. Baxter will immediately begin his three-year term, which runs until 2024.

Toronto's shelters see rise in violence

New data shows the number of violent incidents in Toronto shelters has more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, a phenomenon those who use the system say is partially driving an increase of outdoor encampments.
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Leading for change

Stacy Clarke is Toronto Police Service’s first Black female superintendent. She started in the role in an interim capacity last summer during the time when the Black Lives Matter movement took North America by storm. How intersectionality has affected her career and informed her approach to her new role. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Read now

Sinclair calls for independent investigation into burial sites, says RCMP are probing

Retired senator Murray Sinclair, who chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is calling for an independent investigation to examine all burial sites near former residential schools. » Read now

COVID-19 has turned Old Montreal, once a playground for tourists, into violent district

Montreal's iconic neighbourhood has struggled without many tourists since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and residents, business owners and workers say the area has become more dangerous—especially at night. Locals hope that as Montreal reopens from COVID-19 restrictions and tourists return, the disorder will end. » Read now

EPS officer recognized for outstanding volunteer service

Det. Rocky Hanson was selected by the Kiwanis Club for his outstanding dedication and volunteer service to the community. He was recognized for his over two decades of service, coordinating numerous community activities, projects and coaching/mentoring kids in a variety of sports. » Read now

Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference and AGM

Location: Virtual
Date: June 21 – 24, 2021
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International Summit on Counter-Sex Trafficking

Location: Virtual
Date: June 22 – 24, 2021
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LEOSH 2021 Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
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