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  • Ontario Stepping Up Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 in Correctional System

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, issued the following statement regarding regulatory changes to temporary absences and parole at Ontario's adult correctional facilities as a further precautionary response to COVID-19:

    Statement | Solicitor General

  • Inquest into the Death of Jean Hervé Veillette Announced

    Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Jean Hervé Veillette.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • New Probation and Parole Officers will Help Keep Ontario Communities Safe

    HAMILTON — Ontario is strengthening its correctional system and protecting communities with the addition of nine new probation and parole officers who graduated today from Ontario's Correctional Services Recruitment and Training Centre.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Ontario Improving OPP Workplace Culture

    ORILLIA — Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Thomas Carrique, announced how Ontario is improving the workplace culture of the OPP to create a healthier, more inclusive work environment where members feel supported and are able to thrive.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Corrections Officers Graduate from New Modernized Training Program

    HAMILTON - Ontario is making the correctional system safer by hiring 44 new correctional officers who have completed the Corrections Foundational Training program, a redesigned curriculum that educates and prepares officers to stay safe on the job and meet the everyday demands of the province's adult correctional institutions. 

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Inquest into the Death of Richard Pigeau Announced

    Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Inquest into the Death of Devon Freeman Announced

    Dr. Karen Schiff, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, Hamilton Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Devon Freeman.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Inquest into the Death of Allan Steinfort Announced

    Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Allan Steinfort.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • Maintaining the 24/7 Crime Stoppers Tip Line

    AURORA — The Ontario government is putting people's safety first by investing $450,000 over two years to ensure the Crime Stoppers toll-free telephone tip line can continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    News Release | Solicitor General

  • 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

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