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Nov. 19, 2015Province investing in Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre - Upgrades will increase safety, functionality and create local jobs

Nov. 9, 2015Province Seeking Input on Death Investigation System - Proposed changes would strengthen accountability and transparency

Nov. 5, 2015Ontario Kicks Off Second Annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - Carbon monoxide alarms help keep families safe


DIOC/Office of the Chief Coroner Proposed Regulatory Amendments

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed amendments to existing Regulation 180 made pursuant to the Coroners Act, to allow for the Death Investigation Oversight Council (DIOC) to provide advice and make recommendations to the Chief Coroner with respect to whether a discretionary inquest is called.

The proposed amendments are the result of a systemic review of Ontario’s death investigation system. Enhancing DIOC’s advisory role is intended to ensure that a broader range of perspectives is considered when determining whether or not to call a discretionary inquest.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will accept your comments and feedback on this proposal for 45 days.

Image showing new rules for police interactions and the collection of information:
Prohibited: random, arbitrary stops to collect information; based on race; used as performance target; no clear public safety reason
Ok: public safety reasons; voluntary; rights notification and documentation; police training and accountibility

A draft regulation on street checks has been posted on the regulatory registry for public comment.

Information about Street Checks is available in several languages

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Public Inquest

Beginning Oct. 5, 2015, an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth will live stream from this site.