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Let’s see them talk their way out of this one!!!

February 15, 2018

City of Cambridge website hijacked by cryptocurrency miners   Thousands of sites around the globe using Texthelp Browsealoud plug-in hacked. NewsFeb 14, 2018by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — A worldwide cyberattack briefly hit the City of Cambridge website last weekend, the city confirms. During a span of four hours and six minutes on […]

Feb 2018 WIB – The Ethical Standard – Workplace Integrity, Ethics and Conduct. ( Kelly Donovan will be a guest speaker)

February 13, 2018

Where & When Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton20 Fen Ridge Court Brantford, ON N3V 1G2 Start: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM Time Zone: Eastern Time Add to my calendar Remind Me Get directions Details The Women in Business committee is pleased to kick off […]

It’s sounding like an Election Year!!

February 11, 2018

Route being finalized for eastside bypass NewsFeb 10, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times “Once it’s done it and the South Boundary Road, which is under construction this year, will start to drain truck traffic out of the downtown,” said Mayor Doug Craig. – Mathew McCarthy Work on the long-awaited east boundary road around Cambridge inched […]

Pink T Shirt Day Society Anti-Bullying Campaign

February 8, 2018

( click on photo to enlarge) Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year […]

Sexual harassment is never OK, says MPP Kathryn McGarry

February 6, 2018

Opinion Feb 05, 2018Cambridge Times I want to be clear to my constituents: all allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault must be taken seriously. As a member of the select committee on sexual violence and harassment in sessions across the province with colleagues from all sides of the House, I heard first hand from […]

#MeToo, but #NotYou …. by Kelly Donovan

February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018   Women and men all over the world have been inspired by the recent movement of floods of people finding their voices and the confidence to speak up about abuses they have endured or are enduring.  If you work in the entertainment industry or politics, you are a victim; you are supported, […]

Kathryn McGarry needs to ‘enforce’ affidavits, not allegations

January 31, 2018

  Opinion09:34 AMCambridge Times An open letter to MPP Kathryn McGarry. Hello Kathryn, I am very annoyed at your article in the Times. Patrick Brown’s problems are allegations. No one has come forward in person, so I find it hard to read what you had to say. I realize you’re the opposite party, but they […]

Time for Kathryn McGarry to comment on police service issues

January 31, 2018

Opinion08:49 AMby Bill Doucet Cambridge Times As I read our MPP Kathryn McGarry’s comments in the Times Jan. 30 about Pat Brown, I shook my head. Yes, his alleged dealings with drunk teenage girls was wrong (if it is found to be true). McGarry has stated a Liberal-driven “It’s never OK” campaign means exactly that. […]

Police superintendent named in lawsuit set to retire Wednesday

January 30, 2018

News07:20 PMWaterloo Region Record Police Superintendent Pat Dietrich, seen in 2014, is expected to retire on Jan. 31. – Record file photo WATERLOO REGION — A police superintendent named in a pending class-action lawsuit is retiring on Wednesday. In a sudden move, Insp. Pat Dietrich will be leaving the service after more than three decades […]

Some Cambridge residents suggest Monteiro, Mann step down after being named in police suit

January 26, 2018

NewsJan 25, 2018by Liz Monteiro Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Some Cambridge residents are asking that councillors Frank Monteiro and Mike Mann step down because both retired officers are part of allegations in a pending class-action lawsuit. In a Facebook group called ‘Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics,’ some residents say the two men […]

Melanson v. Flynn… from August 2017 by Kelly Donovan

January 25, 2018

Published on August 30, 2017 I sat in court today listening to a story I already know… All too well. David Flynn was a police officer for a short six years (coincidentally, the same amount of time as me). One day, Flynn was served with paperwork regarding a complaint that had been made to […]

Elmira councillor Scott Hahn quits in last year of term

January 22, 2018

News07:10 PMby Jeff Outhit Waterloo Region Record   Scott Hahn – SYSTEM WOOLWICH — Woolwich Coun. Scott Hahn has resigned, nine months before the Oct. 22 municipal election. He cited the demands of a new job, emailing his resignation to council Jan. 17. “Please accept my immediate resignation from Council and all its duties. I […]

Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s Story.. (her experience as an Officer of the Law in Waterloo region)

January 22, 2018

 YOU TUBE VIDEOS OF KELLY DONOVAN’S STORY   Fit4Duty – The Ethical Standard Published on Nov 24, 2017 Learn about Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s career in policing, and why she chose to leave the profession to establish The Ethical Standard through policy, training and whistleblower programs with Fit4Duty. Facebook: Twitter: Kelly Donovan […]

Letter to Larkin is right on the money

January 22, 2018

Opinion Jan 20, 2018by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record   Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff If I were Chief Bryan Larkin, I might be looking for another lawyer for the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Local police are going through their own “Me Too” moment, with six current and former officers […]

CTV NEWS.. covers the lawsuit filed against local Police ( video included below)

January 20, 2018

 please click on topics below to view the videos Police criticized over response to sexual misconduct claims       ********************* Waterloo Regional Police chief speaks out   ***********************   More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination   *********************   Former WRPS chief accused of blocking women from moving up ranks ******************

Kelly Donovan’s Book on Canadian Policing

January 19, 2018

Kelly Donovan, Author Want to know the current climate in Canadian police services? Kelly’s book details her experiences and research into abuses of power that have occurred within police services for years.  The book cites actual cases referenced throughout and provides the reader with an overview of current legislation.  It truly is the Canadian policing […]

An Open Letter to Chief Bryan Larkin

January 19, 2018

Jan 18 2018 The following letter is written by five members of the Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF). The SVTF was created by Chief Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service to address high “unfounded” rates for sexual assaults. (“Unfounded” is a police reporting classification meaning that a crime never occurred and was not attempted.) […]


January 18, 2018

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL I RECEIVED EARLIER TONIGHT.. Website: WATERLOO WOMEN POLICE CLASS ACTION  *** BELOW IS A PUBLIC LINK TO THE SWORN MOTION OF RECORD OF THE PLAINTIFFS ********************** Mann, Monteiro and Larkin are mentioned in other places as well in the affidavits. ******* INCLUDED HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS […]

Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations

January 18, 2018

Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations News06:38 PM Waterloo Region Record   Police Chief Bryan said the allegations contained in the lawsuit are being reviewed internally. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff WATERLOO REGION — Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin is calling for patience from the community as the police […]

Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

January 13, 2018

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:31AM EST OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at […]