Ontario

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
3 days ago
LGBTQ

The Teacher Selling Strap-on Harnesses to Fund Inclusive Sex Ed Advocacy

Meet a trans educator on a mission to bring LGBTQ-friendly curriculums to rural Ontario.
Emily McCarty
4.12.19
Weed

Why Weed Stores Are Scanning Your ID And What To Do About It

Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd told VICE there’s reason to be concerned about potential privacy breaches.
Manisha Krishnan
4.9.19
Canadiana

I Went to a Weed Curling Tournament and Learned to Embrace My Inner Hoser

The “bongspiel” was just about the most Canadian thing you could imagine.
Manisha Krishnan
4.5.19
News

Toronto Parking Cop Allegedly Under Investigation for Racist Twitter Account

The account reportedly spewed racist comments using the hashtag #BlueLivesMatter.
Rachel Browne
4.5.19
Weed

Sorry, BC and Ontario, Alberta Is Canada’s New Weed Capital

How Canada’s petrol province became the best place to score legal cannabis.
Manisha Krishnan
4.3.19
Weed

What We Learned at the Opening of Toronto’s First Legal Weed Store

There was a Christian protester, a poorly thought out shirt slogan, and the owner doesn't smoke weed.
Manisha Krishnan
4.2.19
News

Advocates Warn That Ontario’s Cuts to Overdose Prevention Sites Will Lead to More Deaths

Doug Ford’s government announced on Friday it was scaling back funding for overdose prevention services as opioid deaths continue to skyrocket.
Rachel Browne
4.1.19
video

Inside Canada’s First Weed Curling Tournament

Do weed and curling mix? Manisha Krishnan sets off to Wiarton, Ontario to find out. She meets local cannabis enthusiast Ted Ratcliffe who created “Bongspiel,” the first fully legal weed curling tournament in Canada.
VICE Staff
4.1.19
Ontario

Children’s Aid Fires Lawyer Who Called 14-Year-Old Girl a ‘Sexually Mature Young Woman

The lawyer’s statement prompted outrage among many legal experts and social workers who engage with vulnerable youth in Ontario.
Rachel Browne
3.26.19
News

Judge Banishes Ontario Man from PEI After a Slew of Crimes

The man told the court he was running away from fentanyl in Kitchener.
Rachel Browne
3.21.19
News

Police Watchdog Slams Ontario Cops For Too Many 'Unjustified' Strip Searches

A new report finds that police in Ontario conduct more than 22,000 strip searches every year, mostly by the Toronto Police Service.
Rachel Browne
3.21.19
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