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Internal data show surge in harassment complaints at Canada Revenue Agency, RCMP

February 11, 2021 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Complaints of workplace harassment and violence have risen sharply at several federal departments and agencies in recent years, according to internal data. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) saw harassment complaints jump 82 per cent to 166 between 2016-17

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RCMP commits to changes in how it collects, uses information about protesters

December 18, 2020 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The RCMP has agreed to revamp its policies on the collection and use of information about protesters after a watchdog expressed fresh concerns, a notable shift from the police force’s position only months ago. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki

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Independent report calls for major changes to rid RCMP of ‘toxic’ culture

November 20, 2020 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – An independent report on harassment of women in the RCMP says fundamental change is needed to rid the national police force of a toxic culture that tolerates hateful and homophobic attitudes. The report released Thursday by former Supreme

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Court approves settlement for women suing RCMP over discrimination

March 11, 2020 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A group of women won final court approval on Tuesday for their multimillion-dollar class action against the RCMP over gender-based abuse and discrimination. The open-ended settlement will allow each plaintiff to claim between $10,000 and $220,000 – depending

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Manitoba Public Insurance and RCMP partner to promote gravel road safety

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced a partnership with the RCMP for a joint public awareness and enforcement campaign specific to gravel roads in the province. The campaign, which began in April and is continuing into the fall, aims to

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B.C. extends province-wide state of emergency for the third time

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General announced on Friday that it has formally extended its province-wide state of emergency for the third time. The state of emergency now runs through to the end of the day on

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B.C.’s wildfire season surpasses 1958 record for amount of land burned

August 17, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – British Columbia’s wildfires have destroyed a record amount of forest, brush and grassland, surpassing the devastation of nearly 60 years ago. Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service said about 8,944 square kilometres have been scorched by

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More than 200 Canadian military members to help police deal with B.C. wildfires

July 21, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members will support the police response to devastating wildfires in British Columbia, bringing some relief to scores of exhausted officers on the ground. About 225 soldiers travelled on Thursday from CFB Edmonton

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Oral fluid drug screening devices can be “successfully used in Canada,” Public Safety Canada reports

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Results from the federal government’s oral fluid drug screening device pilot project suggest the devices can be “successfully used in Canada” to identify drivers who test positive for certain drugs in various conditions, Public Safety Canada (PSC) reported on Tuesday.

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Large fire destroys lone grocery store in small, central New Brunswick town

June 5, 2017 The Canadian Press

MINTO, N.B. – A large fire that produced plumes of smoke that could be seen several kilometres away has destroyed a New Brunswick community’s only grocery store. RCMP Cpl. Kevin Jones said the Foodland on Main Street in Minto burned

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Opposition MPs concerned about lack of a ‘ready, usable, reliable roadside screening device’ for marijuana impairment

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Opposition MPs spoke Monday in favour of a bill that would raise the maximum sentence for impaired driving causing death and let Canadian police test any legally-stopped driver for alcohol impairment but expressed strong concerns about the ruling Liberals’ plan

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IBC, Edmonton Police Service and RCMP join forces on campaign about rising auto theft rates in Edmonton

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and the RCMP are partnering to launch an educational campaign on rising auto theft rates in Edmonton. The campaign, titled Lock Out Auto Theft, consists of a website, social media