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This Week @ Queen’s Park – February 8, 2019

  • The OACP is finalizing a survey of police services regarding portable defibrillators. The results will be shared with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) to assist in responding to a jury recommendation in a recent Coroner’s inquest into an in-custody death in which police were involved. The jury recommended that the OACP and MCSCS study the need for and feasibility of equipping all police patrol vehicles in the Province of Ontario with portable defibrillators.
  • Inspector Dan Taddeo (Thunder Bay PS) represented the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) at a race-based data collection workshop organized by representatives of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Inspector Taddeo’s report will be discussed this month by the Board of Directors.
  • OACP Director of Government Relations and Communication Joe Couto joined the Ontario Convenience Stores Association at meetings with Labour Minister Laurie Scott and senior officials from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to discuss the Gas-and-Dash issue.
  • On February 5, 2019, Joe Couto made a presentation to the Emergency Services Steering Committee (ESSC) on the status of the Safer Ontario Act and other priority issues for Ontario’s police leaders. For more information on the ESSC, please click here.
  • OACP representatives participated in a video conference hosted by the AMO/WSIB Presumptive PTSD Claims Working Group on February 6, 2019.  The session was held to discuss a strategy that will address issues around PTSD claims involving municipal employees.
  • The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced that it is examining reforms to the system of appointments for notary public and commissioners for taking affidavits.
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