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  • Inquest into the Death of Tomasz Sury Announced

    Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Tomasz Sury.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Ontario Launches Redesigned Training Program for Corrections Officers

    Hamilton — Ontario is launching its Corrections Foundational Training program today, a redesigned curriculum to educate and prepare the province's incoming correctional officers. This new training will give staff the tools they need to plan and build a career in corrections, as well as meet the needs of a modern correctional system.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Statement from the Solicitor General

    The following statement was issued by the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General:

    Statement | Solicitor General

  • New Animal Welfare System Now In Force In Ontario

    TORONTO —Yesterday, the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act came into force, creating the first fully provincial government-based animal welfare enforcement system in Canada. Ontario now has the strongest penalties in Canada for people who violate animal welfare laws.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • 22 New Correctional Officers Graduate

    HAMILTON - Today, 22 new correctional officers graduated and will be joining the frontlines, helping to make the province's adult correctional system safe.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Ontario's First Dedicated Mental Health Unit for Female Inmates

    WHITBY — The Ontario government is partnering with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) to create the province's first dedicated unit to help female inmates who have acute mental health needs. The government is investing $1.2 million this year to create the unit, and $2.3 million in following years to provide ongoing support.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Make Fire Safety a Holiday Tradition

    TORONTO— With temperatures dropping and the holiday season upon us, ensure that festivities are both happy and safe by making fire safety a priority.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Ontario Invests in Police Services to Keep Impaired Drivers Off the Road

    TORONTO — Ontario is investing approximately $2.4 million in funding through its Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) Grant to help police services across the province detect impaired drivers and keep our streets and highways safe.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Ontario Puts Teeth Into Animal Welfare System

    TORONTO —  Today, Ontario passed legislation that will better protect animals from abuse and neglect by implementing the first provincial government-based animal welfare enforcement system. Once in force, Ontario will have the strongest penalties in Canada for people who violate the new law. 

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Preventing Crime, Protecting People

    TORONTO — As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week 2019, the government is reminding citizens about how they can help prevent crime, while also urging them to stay vigilant and be cautious of fraud.

    News Release | Solicitor General

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