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POLICE TRAINING ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Police make mistakes. Most are minor and the universe unfolds without notice. But when a cop shoots and kills a civilian, the world stops. The recent shooting of a Toronto man on an an abandoned streetcar appears, in hindsight at least, to be a mistake. The man was holding a relatively small knife. He was

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FOR THE FATHER’S SAKE

Below is a column I wrote in June of 2008 for my son on Father’s Day. It is being reprinted here at the request of Stacey Brotzel of CTV, who is a fabulous broadcast journalist. The column was a gift to my son. But it spoke to my own inner yearning — a yearning common

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URBAN SPRAWL DISCUSSION

You encounter the coolest people on the doorstep while campaigning. On a recent day I met a bright, passionate woman who challenged me on urban sprawl. She wanted to know if I’d take a “principled stand” on the issue. We talked for about 20 minutes. But I left feeling a bit uneasy about our conversation.

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