Law Enforcement

Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead. [node:read-more:link]

Landmark ruling caps solitary confinement

Ontario’s top court has ruled that placing inmates in solitary confinement for more than 15 days constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, a resounding legal defeat of Correctional Service Canada’s long-standing practice of isolating prisoners for weeks, months and even years at a time. [node:read-more:link]

Gerald Butts resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

Justin Trudeau's principal secretary and long-time friend has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. In a statement, Butts denies accusations related to pressuring former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal-based engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption. [node:read-more:link]

Four shot dead in Penticton, BC

Scenes of anguish and bloodshed gripped Penticton on Monday, leaving four dead on what should have been just another day. Supt. Ted De Jager, commander of South Okanagan-Similkameen RCMP, said reports came in at 10:30 a.m. of a shooting outside a home in the downtown area. [node:read-more:link]

Extent of money-laundering in Canada unknown

Canada has no idea how much dirty money local gangsters, violent drug cartels and sophisticated transnational gambling networks are washing within its borders every year, according to a confidential draft research paper from the country’s money-laundering watchdog. [node:read-more:link]

Chairperson named to RCMP review committee

Last week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Smith as Chairperson of the RCMP External Review Committee, an independent administrative tribunal that conducts impartial case reviews and issues findings and recommendations for appeal decisions in certain RCMP employment and labour relations matters. [node:read-more:link]


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