Nine months after the group that’s supposed to connect Ottawa police to the city’s queer community nearly tore itself apart over Chief Charles Bordeleau’s decision to march in uniform in the city’s gay-pride parade, it’s still in crisis, according to members and its own records.“The police report something, we report something, they say they’re going to look into it, we never hear back,” said Jeremy Dias, the director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and a volunteer...
David Livingston, a former top aide to Dalton McGuinty, arrives for court in Toronto, Jan.19, 2018. Peter J. Thompson/National Post The acquittal of a second-tier aide to current Premier Kathleen Wynne will probably hurt the Ontario Liberals a lot more than the criminal conviction of her predecessor’s chief of staff.The news came in one-two punches at the end of last week.
The acquittal of a second-tier aide to current Premier Kathleen Wynne will probably hurt the Ontario Liberals a lot more than the criminal conviction of her predecessor’s chief of staff. The news came in one-two punches at the end of last week. Thursday night, Patricia Sorbara left the Liberal campaign team she once headed, just about five months before the next election.
At that point, the pool of retired officers was 27 people.
25 of them men.
All white. All.
No requirement for any diversity type training.
Not great? the committee said.
No, not great, the police said. They reflect the police of 30 to 40 years ago.
Last spring, a recruitment specialist came to talk about recruiting more diverse constables, seek advice. (That’s good!)
Turns out applicants have to have detailed background checks conducted by retired officers.
They’re advisory, not definitive. But:
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