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nhl123 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM via web

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What is the main idea of the article?


 And is the main idea expressed in this parapgraph?

"As a result of information and views conveyed to it by the Task Force upon completion of its work, the government developed Bill 107 to provide for the expansion of the Toronto civilian oversight model on a mandatory basis across the province. the shooting of the third black male in Toronto in May of 1989 hastened Third Reading of Bill 107 and Royal Assent which was given to the bill in June, 1989. The Police Services Act, 1990 (hereinafter called to as the Act) (Ontario 1990) was proclaimed in force on December 31, 1990. Part VI of the Act repealed the former Metropolitan Toronto Police Force Complaints Act, 1984 and, in its stead, established a province-wide police complaints system."

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM (Answer #1)

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The people began to have less trust in the police as a result of the civil rights movement in America and Canada.  As a result, the police were monitored by a Civilian Oversight Committee.  This committee was designed to protect both the police and civilians.

Of the citizens who had occasion to interact with police during those years, there were those who objected to the treatment they received at the hands of the police and complained of a lack of adequate response by the police force to their concerns. 

Basically, civilians are non-police.  They keep an eye on the doings of the police so the police do not overstep their authority.  This is an inherently stressful relationship but does not have to be one full of strife if people and the police realize the mutual benefit.  Into the future, this is the approach Canada is trying to take. 


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