Canada Crime

These Clues Help Identify a Mentally Ill 'Lone Gunman' Before Tragedy Strikes

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Lone-acting offenders were far more likely to have a history of mental illness than offenders who had been part of a group. Lone-actors with mental illness were also more likely to have a spouse or partner who was part of a larger movement (making them more vulnerable to outside influences) and to have parents who were divorced. Though offenders acting alone are often characterized as being "loners" without any real sources of emotional support, that doesn't appear to be the case.

Harper Lacks Compassion and Leadership When it Comes to the Safety of Indigenous Women

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Prime Minister Harper's dismissal of the growing over-representation of Indigenous women and girls as victims of violence, homicide and persons who go missing as isolated crimes to be investigated by police illustrates just how out of touch he is. Moreover, the callous tone of his remarks yesterday, and failure to show any empathy for the families and loved ones of those who have been lost, shows a lack of compassion and leadership.

Prison Guards Not Trained To Handle Mentally Ill: Union Head

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada

SASKATOON - The president of the union that represents Canadian prison guards says they are not being properly trained to deal with inmates who have m...

Feds To Test Monitoring Device On High-Risk Inmates

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the eff...

LOOK: Calgary's Most Wanted

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

Recognize any of these faces, Calgary? Calgary Crime Stoppers has released an updated list of their most wanted offenders for July 2014. "A per...

Couple Slain After Meeting Man On Craigslist, Police Say

Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

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The Toll Trauma Takes on the Families of Victims

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Romeo Vitelli

In a recent news conference over the ongoing kidnapping crisis in Nigeria, the national chairman of the Kibaku (Chibok) Area Development Association has stated that at least seven parents of kidnapped girls have died due to trauma. According to Dr. Pogu Bitrus, delays in the government response to free the girls has taken a toll on parents as a result.

LOOK: Edmonton's Most Wanted

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Alberta

Recognize any of these faces, Edmonton? The Edmonton Police Service has released an updated list of their most wanted for May and June 2014. Som...

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

Victim's Bill Of Rights Ready In 'Days'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A long-promised victim's bill of rights is about to be introduced in Parliament, The Canadian Press has learned.The arrival of the legislatio...

LOOK: Calgary's Most Wanted

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Recognize any of these faces, Calgary? Calgary Crime Stoppers has released an updated list of their most wanted offenders for March 2014. "A pe...

This One Simple Change Can Reduce Urban Crime

Jon Packer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

The perceived broken window theory is that poorly maintained areas lead to vandalism and increasingly more serious crimes. Creating well-lit, walkable communities that encourage pedestrian traffic and neighbourly interaction, as well as cycle path safety are critical in building a civic pride culture that will reduce crime.

The Staggering Cost Of Violent Crimes

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Violent crimes in Canada come with a huge financial cost, to victims and to the justice system, says a new Justice Canada report.Five types o...

Let's Stop Denying That Doctors Can Be Sexual Predators

Beverly Akerman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Living
Beverly Akerman

Tuesday's sentencing of anaesthesiologist George Doodnaught -- to a decade in jail for sexually assaulting 21 women under his care during surgery -- should have been good news. But I read this comment from the presiding judge: "There are no reported Canadian cases in which an anaesthesiologist sexually assaulted sedated patients in an operating room during surgery." This has happened before, and in my home town.

Political Corruption Affects Real People

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

Every year, political corruption kills as many as 140,000 children worldwide, by depriving them of medical care, food, and water. Yet, far too often, the perpetrators of the most outrageous acts of corruption are able to use their illicit wealth and power to pervert the very laws and institutions that should call them to account.

How Trayvon Martin Won in The Court of Public Opinion

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Trayvon Martin's parents were savvy enough to understand and then challenge their murdered son's standing in the "court of public opinion." The carefully-chosen photos of a fresh-faced Trayvon Martin told an alternate narrative. The pictures of Trayvon on horseback, on a ski hill, and with his doting father humanized the "hoodlum."

Could An Online Classified Service Be Liable for the Wrongful Death of Tim Bosma?

James Morton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Business
James Morton

Could a site like Kijiji be found liable for the wrongful death of Tim Bosma? The question is not trivial as enormous numbers of people, previously unknown to each other, now meet online to trade goods, services or find a new boyfriend or girlfriend.

If the Stories Are True, Can Rob Ford Be Removed From Office?

James Morton | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Politics
James Morton

The obvious question is, if Mayor Ford is charged with possession of crack cocaine does he then lose his post? The short answer is "no." Absent imprisonment, there is really no way to remove a mayor who is charged with an offence.

Docs Knock Crime Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Mental health professionals from across Canada are banding together during Mental Health Week to ask the Harper government to rethink its lat...

Disturbing Finding On Prison Guards Reported

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's prison guards are essentially being left to their own devices when it comes to treating inmates with basic human respect, according...

Why Canadians Shouldn't Travel to India

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

My friend has written on her blog that the media is guilty of sensationalism in the coverage of rapes in India. I disagree with her assessment, however. The attention the media is giving to the rape epidemic in India is long, long overdue. Should you be scared? Not really. But ask, is India as safe to travel as anywhere else? The answer is no, it's not.

Youhan Oraha Appeal: Police Should Not Be Allowed To Impersonate Religious Figures

Kamari Clarke | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada
Kamari Clarke

Should police be permitted to impersonate religious figures to elicit confessions from suspects and their relatives? In a social democracy like ours, one that protects the right to a relationship with a religious advisor free from police interference, the answer should be obvious: No. The appeal in question concerns the conviction of Jamaican-Canadians Evol Robinson, Jahmar Welsh and Ruben Pinnock in a Brampton court for the 2004 murder of Youhan Oraha. In pursuing the investigation for this case, a Brampton Ontario police officer of Caribbean origin impersonated a religious priest of the Caribbean Obeah faith in order to solicit confessions from the men's family members.

Criminal Justice Had A Hefty Price Tag

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Per capita spending on criminal justice — including federal and provincial jails, court costs and policing — has climbed 23 per cent over...

Did B.C. Transit Police Sweeten Their Stats?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

What if a public company gave one set of sales numbers to its board of directors, another to its shareholders, and a third to its auditors? Would you feel comfortable entrusting the executive of this company with a $29.6 million investment? Incredibly, that's precisely what has happened with the Transit Police.

Canada Murders, Greek Arrest In Complex Organized Crime

Jerry Langton | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jerry Langton

It was an arrest this week in Greece this week that put Canada's gang violence into perspective. To understand how it all fits together, it pays to revisit two murders in Toronto and Kelowna, B.C. -- 10 months and more than 4,000 kilometres apart -- to understand how organized crime is fomenting violence in Canada.