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Toronto police to record public encounters

The National Post has learned that all front-line Toronto police are being equipped with microphones to record interactions with the public. Police say the microphones will aid investigations of officer misconduct. Critics call the measure…


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Torys propose sweeping changes to pardon system

On Tuesday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced a Tory proposal to significantly reduce the potential for pardons for some classes of offenders. The National Post reports: “The Harper government tabled a proposed law Tuesday…



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Conservatives to introduce tougher pardon bill

On Tuesday, legislation will be introduced by the federal government which will make it almost impossible for repeat violent offenders to obtain a pardon.  Vic Toews, the Public Safety Minister, asserts that the bill will…


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G20 security may sweep away homeless

While G20 security arrangements will present myriad hassles for people that live and work in Toronto’s downtown core, this story by the Globe & Mail suggests that it may have for the homeless an altogether…



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Double bunking quick fix offered up by the Cons

In order to deal with Canada’s expanding prison population and the system’s growing capacity crisis which will only increase with the advance of the tough on crime agenda, the Conservative government is pushing for more…