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Ontario government looks to revamp police-accountability act

Ontario government looks to revamp sweeping police-accountability act that ‘overinvestigates’ officer Ontario Attorney-General Caroline Mulroney says police officers facing independent investigations languish under a "cloud of suspicion” and vowed to speed up the process as the Progressive Con...
by Thomas
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:20 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Ontario government looks to revamp police-accountability act
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP

'I would hate to see you fail’: Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP After years of fighting for the same pay as her male, uniformed counterparts, Mary Silverthorn, already the second-highest ranked official in the Ontario Provincial Police service, offered to enroll in poli...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:33 am
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: Human-rights case targets systemic discrimination within OPP
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Ford government is hypocritical for cracking down on leaks

Ah, the leak. It’s as old as government itself. The only thing that’s changed is the format it comes in. It’s no longer whispered government secrets written down on parchment, secured with a wax seal and carried to its destination on horseback. These days it’s official documents tucked in envelopes ...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:28 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

OPP review of leaks prompts fresh concerns about Doug Ford's

OPP review of leaks prompts fresh concerns about Doug Ford's friend heading police force An Ontario government request for an Ontario Provincial Police investigation into a leak of its secret plans for healthcare has prompted fresh concerns about what will happen if a friend of Premier Doug Ford ge...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Look at the OPP’s dark history to see the peril of a police

Look at the OPP’s dark history to see the peril of a police force personally loyal to Premier Doug Ford We entrust the exercise of state power to our premier hoping he will treat it as a sacred trust. Without fear or favour. Or friendship. When Doug Ford announced the handover of our all-powerful O...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Horwath says Ford government undermining inquiry into Tavern

Horwath says Ford government undermining inquiry into Taverner’s OPP appointment Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is accusing Premier Doug Ford’s government of undermining an independent inquiry into the hiring of the province’s next police commissioner, and says the appointment cannot go ahead. M...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Ontario Community Safety Minister stands by Taverner pick

Ontario Community Safety Minister stands by Taverner pick as she’s set to be interviewed in probe Ontario Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones says she believes Premier Doug Ford’s family friend will become the province’s next police commissioner, even as she is scheduled to meet with Ontario’s I...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

GOLDSTEIN: Ford should rethink Taverner appointment

There’s one inescapable reason why Premier Doug Ford should not follow through on appointing Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. It’s that putting the longtime Ford family friend in charge of the OPP will put both the premier and the Progressive Conser...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

OPP officer accused of exploiting position of authority

OPP officer accused of exploiting position of authority, court documents show More details have come to light about charges against a Lambton OPP officer. Craig Johnson was charged Nov. 28, 2018, with breach of trust and obstructing justice following after an internal probe. Court documents allege ...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Case of OPP officer charged with obstructing justice
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Christie Blatchford: Reviewing fishy Taverner hire for OPP c

Christie Blatchford: Reviewing fishy Taverner hire for OPP chief won’t change Ford's mind The lawyer Julian Falconer, on behalf of his client Brad Blair, the deposed interim commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, is pushing the proverbial boulder uphill, with all that entails. Falconer is t...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:08 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Judge denies request to speed up hearing on Ron Taverner OPP

Judge denies request to speed up hearing on Ron Taverner OPP appointment An Ontario court rejected a request Monday to speed up a hearing into whether it should order an ombudsman investigation into the appointment of a friend of the premier's to the job of top cop. OPP deputy commissioner Brad Bla...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:07 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Taverner dined with interview panelist, Ford before OPP appo

Taverner dined with interview panelist, Ford before OPP appointment Toronto police Superintendent Ron Taverner, the Ontario government’s choice as the next commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, met with Premier Doug Ford multiple times in the months leading up to his appointment, including...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:18 am
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Another deadly year in policing, with at least 57 deaths

Jeff Shantz: Another deadly year in policing, with at least 57 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018 It has been another bloody year of policing in Canada, as police have been involved in the deaths of at least 57 people in 2018. In 2017 there were at least 65 police-involved deaths, so 2018 was...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 203

At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018

Say their names: There were at least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018 In Canada, there is still no formal, systematic process for documenting and recording the police-involved deaths of civilians. Also, there is no systematic method for reporting publicly on civilian deaths through polic...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: At least 59 police-involved deaths in Canada in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Brad Blair wants court to speed up hearing on OPP commission

Brad Blair wants court to speed up hearing on OPP commissioner case An Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner is asking a court to urgently consider ordering the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of a friend of the premier’s to the job of top cop. Brad Blair has applied to ...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Corruption
Topic: OPP leadership must be free of politicial suspicion
Replies: 84
Views: 7580
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