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TDSB votes down police presence in high schools

Police officers will no longer be posted in any Toronto high schools, Canada's largest school board has decided.

Trustees at the Toronto District School Board voted Wednesday night to pull the plug on the decade-old...

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Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northwestern Ontario, Indigenous families are afraid for their children. 

For many communities in the North, the reality for young people is that moving far from home is often their only way to get a high...

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End program that puts police officers in some Toronto schools, TDSB report recommends

A report by staff at Canada's largest school board recommends eliminating a controversial program that placed police officers in certain Toronto schools after finding the scheme left some students feeling intimidated or uncomfortable.

The...

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New changes to policing: Fact sheet on when and how a street check (also known as carding) can be done

Starting January 1, 2017, in certain circumstances, police must follow new rules about when and how they can ask someone to identify themselves.

This fact sheet covers:

  1. When then new rules apply
  2. When the new rules don't...
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Discussion on medically assisted death should be extended to youth: pediatric group

With medical assistance in dying (MAiD) now legal in Canada, parliamentarians are looking to extend the conversation beyond the strict requirements on the procedure enshrined in federal legislation. And a group representing Canadian pediatricians is...

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New changes to policing: When and how a street check (also known as carding) can be done

Starting January 1, 2017, in certain circumstances, police must follow new rules about when and how they can ask someone to identify themselves.

This resource covers:

  1. When new rules apply
  2. The rules and what they mean for...
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Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

The disproportionate number of Indigenous children currently in the child welfare system has created a "humanitarian crisis" in the country, says Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial...

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Health Canada knew of massive gaps in First Nations child health care, documents show

Health Canada officials were sent scrambling after a landmark human rights ruling last year that found the federal government discriminated against First Nation children by underfunding services for First Nation children, according to internal...

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Ontario introducing tough new laws, stiffer penalties for drug-impaired drivers

Ontario plans to introduce new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July.

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Tenants, know your rights: Understanding Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act

With rental prices in the housing market averaging an all-time high of $2,000 per month, and with virtually zero vacancies, affordable units for students involve strict competition in Toronto. The university's Housing Services is a resource...

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