Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels
Correctional Services Logo.jpg
Logo of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Government ministry overview
Formed 1972
Jurisdiction Government of Ontario
Headquarters 18th Floor, 25 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario
Minister responsible Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Website www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (French: Ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels) is responsible for law enforcement services in the Canadian province of Ontario, including the Ontario Provincial Police, correctional centres, detention centres/jails (detention centres and jails are essentially the same except the latter are smaller), parole boards, public safety and disaster management (under Emergency Management Ontario). The ministry was created as the Ministry of Public Safety and Security in 2002 with the amalgamation of the former Ministry of Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Ontario. Its headquarters are on the 18th floor of 25 Grosvenor Street in Toronto.[1]

The current Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services in the Ontario cabinet is Yasir Naqvi.

List of Ministers of Community Safety and Correctional Services[edit]

List of Ministers of Public Safety and Security[edit]

List of Solicitors-General of Ontario[edit]

not complete

  • John Yaremko, Progressive Conservative, April 7, 1972 — February 26, 1974
  • George Albert Kerr, Progressive Conservative, February 26, 1974 — July 18, 1975
  • John Clement, Progressive Conservative, June 18, 1975 — October 7, 1975
  • John Palmer MacBeth, Progressive Conservative, October 7, 1975 — January 21, 1978
  • George Albert Kerr, Progressive Conservative, January 21, 1978 — September 11, 1978
  • Roy McMurtry, Progressive Conservative, September 11, 1978 — February 13, 1982 (while Attorney General)
  • George William Taylor, Progressive Conservative, February 13, 1982 — February 8, 1985
  • John Reesor Williams, Progressive Conservative, February 8, 1985 — May 17, 1985
  • Kenneth A. Keyes, Liberal, June 26, 1985 — December 3, 1986
  • Ian Scott, Liberal, December 3, 1986 — January 9, 1987 (while Attorney General)
  • Kenneth A. Keyes, Liberal, January 9, 1987 — September 9, 1987
  • Joan Smith, Liberal, September 29, 1987 — June 6, 1989
  • Ian Scott, Liberal, June 6, 1989 — August 2, 1989 (while Attorney General)
  • Steven Offer, Liberal, August 2, 1989 — October 1, 1990
  • Mike Farnan, NDP, October 1, 1990 — July 31, 1991
  • Allan Pilkey, NDP, July 31, 1991 — February 3, 1993
  • David Christopherson, NDP, February 3, 1993 — June 26, 1995
  • Bob Runciman, Progressive Conservative, June 26, 1995 — April 27, 1998 June 17, 1999
  • Jim Flaherty, Progressive Conservative, April 27, 1998 — July 27, 1998 - as interim minister
  • Bob Runciman, Progressive Conservative, July 27, 1998 — June 17, 1999
  • David Tsubouchi, Progressive Conservative, June 17, 1999 — February 7, 2001
  • David Turnbull, Progressive Conservative, February 8, 2001 — April 14, 2002

List of Ontario Ministers of Correctional Services[edit]

Note: This list is not complete.

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Arthur Meen
Progressive Conservative February 3, 1977 June 23, 1977
     John Palmer MacBeth Progressive Conservative June 23, 1977 September 21, 1977
     Frank Drea
Progressive Conservative September 21, 1977 October 18, 1978
     Gordon Walker
Progressive Conservative October 18, 1978 April 10, 1981
     Nick Leluk
Progressive Conservative April 10, 1981 May 17, 1985
     Don Cousens
Progressive Conservative May 17, 1985 June 26, 1985
     Ken Keyes
Liberal June 26, 1985 September 29, 1987
     David Ramsay
Liberal September 29, 1987 August 2, 1989
     Richard Patten
Liberal August 2, 1989 October 1, 1990
     Mike Farnan
New Democratic Party October 1, 1990 July 31, 1991
     Allan Pilkey
New Democratic Party July 31, 1991 September 23, 1992
     David Christopherson
New Democratic Party September 23, 1992 June 26, 1995
     Robert Runciman
Progressive Conservative June 26, 1995 June 17, 1999
     Rob Sampson
Progressive Conservative June 17, 1999 December 4, 2000
     Norman Sterling
Progressive Conservative December 5, 2000 March 8, 2001
     Rob Sampson
Progressive Conservative May 8, 2001 April 14, 2002

Security guard and private investigator licensing[edit]

In 2010, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services began to administer tests for new applicants and existing security guard or private investigator cardholders. Prior to 2010, any individual (as long as they were free, or pardoned, of a criminal charge) could obtain one or both licences just by paying 80 dollars for each. The new requirements came after a coroner's inquest into the death of Patrick Shand, who died from asphyxiation while in the custody of an untrained private security guard and staff at a Loblaws store in Scarborough. Despite the store chain's policy of prohibiting use of force against shoplifters, Shand was restrained and handcuffed. Shand remained handcuffed when staff had to perform CPR after the former went into respiratory arrest. The handcuffs were not removed until Shand was placed in an ambulance 18 minutes after the 911 call was made.[2]

In response to the inquest's recommendations, applicants for security guard or private investigator licences must pass a 32-hour training course before writing a test. 62.5% is a passing grade for security guards and 77% for private investigators.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Man died from accidental suffocation during arrest: inquest, CBC News, April 23, 2004

External links[edit]