Police oversight report will lay out blueprint for change

It’s been nearly a year in the making, coming after hundreds of conversations and written submissions, 130 private meetings, and 18 public consultations held across the province.

Now, the authors of a much-anticipated report on police oversight in Ontario — a 263-page document to be released Thursday, making 129 recommendations — hope it all adds up to change.

Danielle Robitaille, senior counsel with the government-commissioned Independent Police Oversight Review, led by Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Michael Tulloch, said the team was “very serious” about crafting recommendations from the ground up, in order to reflect the concerns and demands of differing communities.