This Week @ Queen's Park and Parliament Hill - December 13, 2019
This Week @ Queen's Park and Parliament Hill
- The Government of Ontario introduced the Bill 161, Smarter and Stronger Justice Act to simplify the justice system. If passed, the bill would modernize and improve the province’s civil property forfeiture laws, among other changes. The OACP supports this legislation and our President, Chief Paul Pedersen, was quoted in the Ministry news release.
- The OACP and the Ontario Human Right Commission are partnering in a federal Anti-Racism Program grant application to develop an “Eliminating Racial Profiling: A Toolkit for Police”.
- During a recent debate in the Canadian Parliament, statements were made regarding whether Canadian Chiefs of Police support a national ban on handguns. In September 2019, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police issued a statement on the position of our association.
- Congratulations to OACP Past-President Kimberley Greenwood and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) for their successful launch of the new Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response to Sexual Violence on December 6. This framework was developed by Ontario police leaders with the purpose of providing police services across Canada with a framework of leading practices to address sexual violence. This work will continue to evolve and, as a result, the on-going development of best and appropriate practices will be updated accordingly.