Toronto Police Services Board

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Samuel Engelking

Activists say the review is necessary to help ease the tension and mistrust between the LGBTQ+ community and police which is in “a state of crisis” Read more


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Five community organizers offer insight on how Canada’s largest school board should address safety and inclusion for its most marginalized students Read more

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R. Jeanette Martin

Toronto's Bryn Hendricks wants an alternative to the Pride Parade, but no one else seems to care Read more

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Andy Pringle doesn't want to ask police chief why his officers are not doing more to exercise discretion when it comes to laying charges for small amounts of marijuana Read more

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In pushing out Cole, the paper has dishonoured the work of its pioneering reporters who had documented the harms of police carding – and lost its strongest voice on race issues, writes Landsberg Read more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

Former chief Bill Blair was all for purging info collected on innocent people - most of them young Black men - during street checks, so why has Mark Saunders reneged? Read more



Joel Duff

Like glossy pitch for miracle drug, Mark Saunders's action plan for modernizing policing is full of buzzwords but short on specifics Read more

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Part of John Tory's answer to rising policing costs is to give them less work and hand traffic duties over to TTC enforcement officers Read more

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Chief does aboutface on militaristic colour scheme for new police cruisers – raising more questions about his judgment Read more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

His move follows a series of NOW articles questioning the dual roles Read more

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He also declines to condemn Leitch's Conservative leadership campaign, which is being run by his own election strategist Read more

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It shows "terrible judgment," says lawyer Howard Morton Read more

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Are these devices really the answer to racial profiling or more about protecting cops? Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Media pundits who still believe in Elmer the Elephant are lapping up assurances that change is nigh, but the truth is the mayor is just not that into the kind of radical shift needed to modernize policing. Read more

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No detailed document on how the force plans to spend $1 billion seems to exist Read more

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Half a dozen potential savings identified in KPMG's review of Toronto police Read more

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Would he have made a meaningful difference had he won the chief's job, given Toronto police's resistance to change? Read more



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If the initial one-line announcement of his departure was odd, the superlatives in the Police Services Board's official statement were sarcastic praise for a man who was rejected for the chief's job Read more

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Michelle da Silva

Access to Information request reveals cops conducting thousands of “status checks” on undocumented immigrants, despite “don’t ask” policy Read more

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