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Ottawa’s plan to off load military sexual assault cases sparks feud with provinces

A dispute between the federal government and provinces over funding and other resources is slowing efforts to transfer military police investigations and prosecutions of alleged sexual crimes to civilian authorities.

Deterrent or discrimination? Quebec defends police power to make random traffic stops

The power of police to randomly pull over drivers remains an important tool for deterring dangerous behaviour on the road, a Quebec government lawyer argued during a constitutional challenge to traffic stops.

Families of N.S. shooting victims ‘extremely upset,’ considering leaving inquiry

Families of victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting are pondering whether to continue participating in the public inquiry into the tragedy because key witnesses are being shielded from cross-examination.
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How can we aid law enforcement in DUI cases?

When working on an impaired driving case, law enforcement officers are confronted with a significant challenge. They must evaluate a driver suspected of being impaired and capture conclusive evidence of that impairment, all in often adverse conditions. By Ken Fichtler. » Read now

Wayfound to lead national delivery of mental health programming for frontline workers

Significant funding to provide mental health support to frontline workers across Canada has been announced by Canada’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett. » Read now

Two police officers remain in hospital after a shootout outside a B.C. bank

A police officer is out of intensive care after being injured in a shootout outside a British Columbia bank nearly two weeks ago. A statement Monday says two Saanich police officers remain in hospital following the June 28 shooting while all Victoria officers who were hurt are now recovering at home. » Read now

RCMP officer charged with assault following 2021 arrest in Campbellton, N.B.

A New Brunswick RCMP officer has been charged with assault in connection with an arrest in July 2021 in the City of Campbellton. Video of the arrest appears to show an officer repeatedly striking a suspect in the head and upper body while another officer holds the suspect’s legs. » Read now

117th CACP Annual Conference

Location: Quebec City, Que.
Date: August 7 – 9, 2022
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139th Toronto Police Games

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sept. 10, 2022
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59th IAWP Annual Training Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: Sept. 12 – 16, 2022
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