Strained relationship between police and Indigenous people needs long-term solutions: criminologist

Day: July 8, 2020

Strained relationship between police and Indigenous people needs long-term solutions: criminologist

Erick Laming remembers the first sentence that rushed into his mind when he saw video footage of Evan Penner getting punched by a Saskatoon police officer during an arrest this past weekend. “How can we stop doing this?” Laming, who is from the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation in Ontario, is used to seeing cases of …

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Doug Ford promises to make air conditioning mandatory in long-term care homes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he’ll make air conditioning mandatory in the province’s long-term care homes. Ford says he and Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton are already looking at how the legislation can be changed, and exploring the possibility of providing money to make it possible. Wednesday’s announcement comes the same day that opposition leaders …

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Decade-long research project results in app to help women escape domestic abuse

A joint project involving input from experts in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand has resulted in an app described as “the first interactive safety decision aid.” The myPlan Canada website says the free app can “help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from current or past spouse, …

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How This Little-Known TSX Stock Thrashed Shopify (TSX:SHOP) in 2020

The tech titan Shopify (TSX:SHOP)(NYSE:SHOP) stock has been the top gainer this year among Canadian giants. It has been consistently rallying for the last few years and has soared more than 160% so far in 2020. Interestingly, the upward climb can still continue, given the momentum and its improved growth prospects. However, there is one …

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Grand Chief Ed John pleads not guilty to sex crimes dating back to 1974

A B.C. grand chief charged with sex crimes dating back to the 1970s has pleaded not guilty to all counts against him. Grand Chief Edward John did not appear in court on Wednesday, his 71st birthday, but his lawyer entered the plea on John’s behalf by phone.  John is facing four counts of sexual intercourse with a female without …

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First-ever Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee launches in Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is announcing the launch of their inaugural Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and has announced its first 15 members. The committee was formed earlier this year and is made up of members from diverse backgrounds, representing a number of under-served and equity-seeking groups. All current members are either Oshawa residents …

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Ontario’s auditor general says province overestimated costs of services to irregular border crossers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2020 12:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario’s auditor general says the province significantly overstated the costs of providing services to asylum seekers coming into Canada from the United …

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