Policy

Justice minister: 'Complete review' needed to address high number of aboriginal inmates

Posted  November 20, 2015

Article Source CTV News

 

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's first aboriginal justice minister, says the only way to address the country's disproportionately high number of indigenous inmates is by putting the whole criminal justice system under the microscope.

"We're committed to taking a complete review of the criminal justice system, and as a former prosecutor, I recognize the incredible representation of indigenous people in the system," she told CTV's Power Play on Thursday.

Hundreds of officers in the Greater Toronto Area disciplined for 'serious' misconduct in past five years

Posted  November 12, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star

 

From a Toronto Star article: A York Region rookie hits his wife with an open hand so hard he ruptures her eardrum.

A Toronto police constable cheats on his sergeant exam on three separate occasions by having his girlfriend, who was also a police officer, radio him the answers.

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Advocate’s Office hosts webinar on Bill 8 and new investigative power

Date(s): 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 14:00

Advocate’s Office hosts webinar on Bill 8 and new investigative power: November 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm (EST)

Provincial Advocate launches blog

Dear Friend,
 
Since I was first appointed as the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in 2008, I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of extraordinary, talented children and youth. They tell me about their
lives, their hopes for the future, and how they continue to struggle while under the province’s care and protection.  I continue to be amazed and touched by their stories.
 

Ontario unveils draft regulations to ban police carding

Posted October 30, 2015

Article Source  The Globe and Mail

 

The Ontario government is banning the controversial practice of carding, prohibiting police officers from randomly stopping people and collecting information on them based simply on the colour of their skin or the neighbourhood they live in.

Ontario is the first province to take this step – the result of months of emotional and moving consultations with residents who have been victims of the practice.

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New Job Posting at the Advocate's Office!

 

Please see below for an employment opportunity with the new Investigations Unit.

Research Analyst

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Sammy Yatim Shooting Trial

from Ontario Peer Development Initiative:

There has been much media coverage of the trial (including explicit video footage) widely available with a search through Google News.  One piece of coverage that deserves mention is that of the TTC operator who testified in court early this week; although he didn't appear to have as much training in dealing with difficult customers as the Toronto Police Service, his calm and even-handed approach in this situation stands out:

Investigators

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Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
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New Job Posting at the Advocate's Office!

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Youth homelessness not just a downtown Toronto issue

Posted  October 26, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star

 

Not every young person in the GTA is staying up at night, stressing over how they can get their hands on a shiny new iPhone 6s. Instead, many youth are lying awake worrying about where their next meal will come from or how much longer they will have a roof over their heads.

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