Over the decades, many communities in Canada have experimented with different versions of a curfew for children and adolescents. Most often, anyone under the age of 16 or 18 must be off the street by a specific time, such as …
The RCMP’s ill-advised seizure of firearms from abandoned High River homes has eroded confidence in the federal police and may have the unintended consequence of endangering more lives in future.
Canadian cities are very safe relative to American cities. Some cities could reduce crime with a targeted police presence in relatively dangerous neighbourhoods. However, simply increasing police levels does not appear to be an effective anti-crime strategy, and police services could free up resources by adopting more efficient staffing policies.
The UK Conservative Party looks at alternatives to incarceration. Fiscal pressure is mounting. Overall crime rates are falling. And stubborn reoffending rates suggest that some things are not working. Maybe that memo has not made it to Ottawa yet.
Western Canadian cities once again dominated the Maclean’s Most Dangerous Cities list. But while the rankings are useful for policy makers, they need to be taken with a grain of salt.
From Ottawa a response of police that demonstrates care. I applaud the actions of the Ottawa police for demonstrating exceptional service to the community and sharing the Christmas spirit.
Starve organized crime for money by legalizing soft drugs as argued by the National Post.
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz’s decision to increase the number of police officers in Winnipeg may be misguided given our already high number of police and a declining crime rate.
PowerPoint slides which accompanied the Breakfast on the Frontier speech by Nancy Thomas in Winnipeg January 27, 2010. Watch while listening to related audio (see below).