Nathan Munn

News

Police Forces in Canada Are Quietly Adopting Facial Recognition Tech

Police in York and Peel regions are in the process of buying the technology, which has been shown to be racially biased.
Nathan Munn
6.23.20
News

A Crime-Fighting Police Tech 'Accelerator' in Edmonton Has Activists Worried

A partnership between police, venture capitalists, and big business wants to solve crime and social problems with technology. Activists and experts say it’s not that simple.
Nathan Munn
6.3.20
Health

Family Doctors Report Increase in Mental Health Cases During Coronavirus Pandemic: Survey

Patients’ mental health is suffering, fear of COVID-19 is keeping people from seeking care and clinics are running short of equipment, a survey of Canadian doctors reveals.
Nathan Munn
5.4.20
Coronavirus

My Biggest Coronavirus Fear Is My Kid's Mental Health

As daycare and activities are shut down, my exuberant 4-year-old has become moody and anxious. And the crisis hasn't even really hit yet.
Nathan Munn
3.23.20
Canada

The Future of Canadian Policing Is Turning Teachers Into Cops

Police in Canada’s capital are encouraging people to report ‘problematic behavior’ such as skipping school under a controversial policing model that’s been widely adopted across the country.
Nathan Munn
7.4.19
News

How the RCMP Dealt With the Media During a Suspected Terror Attack

Police scrambled to control the narrative around Aaron Driver’s death after shooting the terror suspect in 2016, documents show.
Nathan Munn
6.10.19
Policing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Nathan Munn
4.17.19
Policing

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk' Database

The database includes detailed, but "de-identified," information about people's lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Nathan Munn
2.27.19
Politics

Andrew Scheer Demands Investigation into PMO’s Alleged Interference in SNC-Lavalin Case

A report alleges that then-Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould was fired for refusing to back off the prosecution of the construction giant.
Nathan Munn
2.8.19
Policing

This B.C. city is tackling gang violence by profiling high school students

The program in Surrey partners police with schools to identify kids who they say are at risk of becoming criminals.
Nathan Munn
1.7.19
Legalization

Canadian child protection agencies say they won't treat weed differently now that it’s legal

Officials say they evaluate a parent's capacity to care for a child and drug use is one factor.
Nathan Munn
11.14.18
Legalization

Canada’s in the middle of a great big weed shortage

Cannabis is legal, but most provinces don’t have anywhere near enough weed to meet demand.
Nathan Munn
11.2.18
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