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The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

: Ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels) is responsible for law enforcement services in the Canadian
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 province of Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

, including the Ontario Provincial Police
Ontario Provincial Police
The Ontario Provincial Police is the Provincial Police service for the province of Ontario, Canada.-Overview:The OPP is the the largest deployed police force in Ontario, and the second largest in Canada. The service is responsible for providing policing services throughout the province in areas...

, correctional centres
Prison
A prison is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime...

, detention centres/jails (detention centres and jails are essentially the same except the latter are smaller), parole
Parole
Parole may have different meanings depending on the field and judiciary system. All of the meanings originated from the French parole . Following its use in late-resurrected Anglo-French chivalric practice, the term became associated with the release of prisoners based on prisoners giving their...

 boards, public safety and disaster management. 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
Solicitor General of Ontario
The Solicitor General of Ontario was in charge of the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Ontario is responsible for police and other law enforcement agencies in the province...

. Its headquarters are on the 18th floor of 25 Grosvenor Street in Toronto
Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from...

.

The current Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services in the Ontario cabinet is Jim Bradley. The current parliamentary secretary
Parliamentary Secretary
A Parliamentary Secretary is a member of a Parliament in the Westminster system who assists a more senior minister with his or her duties.In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to...

 is Yasir Naqvi
Yasir Naqvi
Yasir Naqvi MPP is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2007 provincial election, representing the riding of Ottawa Centre. He is also the President of the Ontario Liberal Party....

.

List of Ministers of Community Safety and Correctional Services

  • Monte Kwinter
    Monte Kwinter
    Monte Kwinter is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1985, was a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson from 1985 to 1990, and was re-appointed to a cabinet position when the Liberals returned to power under Dalton...

    , Liberal
    Ontario Liberal Party
    The Ontario Liberal Party is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has formed the Government of Ontario since the provincial election of 2003. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and...

    , 2003–2007
  • Rick Bartolucci
    Rick Bartolucci
    Rick Bartolucci is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He has represented Sudbury in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1995, and is a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty...

    , Liberal, 2007–2010
  • Jim Bradley 2010–present

List of Ministers of Public Safety and Security

  • Bob Runciman
    Bob Runciman
    Robert William "Bob" Runciman is a veteran Canadian politician and former provincial Leader of the Opposition in the Ontario Legislature. First elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1981, he held the seat continuously for Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for the next 29 years...

    , Progressive Conservative, 2002–2003

List of Solicitors-General of Ontario


not complete
  • John Yaremko
    John Yaremko
    John Yaremko was the first Ukrainian-Canadian member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He was initially elected in the 1951 provincial election as a Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament...

    , Progressive Conservative, April 7, 1972 — February 26, 1974
  • George Albert Kerr, Progressive Conservative, February 26, 1974 — July 18, 1975
  • John Clement
    John Clement
    John Twining Clement was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament in the 1970s for the riding of Niagara Falls, and served a brief stint as Attorney General and Solicitor General of Ontario in 1975 in the cabinet of Premier William G...

    , 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
    Roy McMurtry
    Roland "Roy" McMurtry, OC, OOnt is a judge and former politician in Ontario, Canada and the current Chancellor of York University.-Early life:McMurtry was born in Toronto and educated at St. Andrew's College, graduating in 1950...

    , Progressive Conservative, September 11, 1978 — February 13, 1982 (while Attorney General)
  • George William Taylor
    George William Taylor
    George William Taylor is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1977 to 1985, and was a cabinet minister in the government of William Davis...

    , Progressive Conservative, February 13, 1982 — February 8, 1985
  • John Reesor Williams
    John Reesor Williams
    John Reesor Williams is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1985, and was briefly a cabinet minister in the government of Frank Miller...

    , 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
    Elizabeth Joan Smith
    Elizabeth Joan Smith, often referred to simply as Joan Smith, is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal from 1985 to 1990, and was a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson.Smith was educated at St...

    , 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
    Mike Farnan
    Michael Liam Farnan is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1995, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Bob Rae....

    , NDP
    Ontario New Democratic Party
    The Ontario New Democratic Party or , formally known as New Democratic Party of Ontario, is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. It is a provincial section of the federal New Democratic Party. It was formed in October 1961, a few months after the federal party. The ONDP had its...

    , October 1, 1990 — July 31, 1991
  • Allan Pilkey
    Allan Pilkey
    Allan Pilkey is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as mayor of Oshawa, and was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.-Background:...

    , NDP, July 31, 1991 — February 3, 1993
  • David Christopherson
    David Christopherson
    David Christopherson is a Canadian politician. Since 2004, he has represented the riding of Hamilton Centre in the Canadian House of Commons. He previously served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the provincial government of Bob Rae...

    , NDP, February 3, 1993 — June 26, 1995
  • Bob Runciman
    Bob Runciman
    Robert William "Bob" Runciman is a veteran Canadian politician and former provincial Leader of the Opposition in the Ontario Legislature. First elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1981, he held the seat continuously for Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for the next 29 years...

    , Progressive Conservative, June 26, 1995 — April 27, 1998 June 17, 1999
  • Jim Flaherty
    Jim Flaherty
    James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, MP is Canada's Minister of Finance and he has also served as Ontario's Minister of Finance. From 1995 until 2005, he was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax, and a member of the Progressive Conservative Party caucus...

    , Progressive Conservative, April 27, 1998 — July 27, 1998 - as interim minister
  • Bob Runciman
    Bob Runciman
    Robert William "Bob" Runciman is a veteran Canadian politician and former provincial Leader of the Opposition in the Ontario Legislature. First elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1981, he held the seat continuously for Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for the next 29 years...

    , Progressive Conservative, July 27, 1998 — June 17, 1999
  • David Tsubouchi
    David Tsubouchi
    is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves.-Education:...

    , Progressive Conservative, June 17, 1999 — February 7, 2001
  • David Turnbull
    David Turnbull
    David Turnbull is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and was a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the federal election of 2004.Turnbull was educated at the Edinburgh College of Domestic...

    , Progressive Conservative, February 8, 2001 — April 14, 2002

List of Ontario Ministers of Correctional Services


Note: This list is not complete.
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
Arthur Meen
Arthur Kenneth Meen
Arthur Kenneth Meen is a lawyer, jurist and former politician in the province on Ontario. He was the Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for York East and a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario caucus from 1967 to 1977...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

February 3, 1977 June 23, 1977
John Palmer MacBeth Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

June 23, 1977 September 21, 1977
Frank Drea
Frank Drea
James Francis Drea was a Canadian journalist, broadcaster, politician and racehorse enthusiast.-Background:...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

September 21, 1977 October 18, 1978
Gordon Walker
Gordon Walker
Gordon Wayne Walker is a businessman and former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1975, and again from 1977 to 1985. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and served as a cabinet minister in the governments of William...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

October 18, 1978 April 10, 1981
Nick Leluk
Nick Leluk
Nicholas George Leluk was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1987, and was a cabinet minister in the Progressive Conservative governments of Bill Davis and Frank Miller.-Background:Leluk was born in Hillcrest, Alberta, and educated at...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

April 10, 1981 May 17, 1985
Don Cousens
Don Cousens
W. Donald Cousens is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1981 to 1994, and briefly served as a cabinet minister in the government of Frank Miller...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

May 17, 1985 June 26, 1985
Ken Keyes
Ken Keyes (politician)
Kenneth A. Keyes is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1990, and served as a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson.Keyes was educated at Toronto Teacher's College, Queen's University and the University...


Liberal
Ontario Liberal Party
The Ontario Liberal Party is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has formed the Government of Ontario since the provincial election of 2003. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and...

June 26, 1985 September 29, 1987
David Ramsay
David James Ramsay
David James Ramsay is a politician in Ontario, Canada.-Early life and career:Born in Australia, Ramsay moved to Canada with his parents at age one after having been adopted in Sydney, and was raised in Oakville, Ontario...


Liberal
Ontario Liberal Party
The Ontario Liberal Party is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has formed the Government of Ontario since the provincial election of 2003. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and...

September 29, 1987 August 2, 1989
Richard Patten
Richard Patten
Richard Andrew Patten is a politician in Ontario, Canada. Patten was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Ottawa Centre.-Biography:...


Liberal
Ontario Liberal Party
The Ontario Liberal Party is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has formed the Government of Ontario since the provincial election of 2003. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and...

August 2, 1989 October 1, 1990
Mike Farnan
Mike Farnan
Michael Liam Farnan is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1995, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Bob Rae....


New Democratic Party October 1, 1990 July 31, 1991
Allan Pilkey
Allan Pilkey
Allan Pilkey is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as mayor of Oshawa, and was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.-Background:...


New Democratic Party July 31, 1991 September 23, 1992
David Christopherson
David Christopherson
David Christopherson is a Canadian politician. Since 2004, he has represented the riding of Hamilton Centre in the Canadian House of Commons. He previously served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the provincial government of Bob Rae...


New Democratic Party September 23, 1992 June 26, 1995
Robert Runciman
Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

June 26, 1995 June 17, 1999
Rob Sampson
Rob Sampson
Rob Sampson is a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris.-Career:Sampson has a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA from Queen's...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

June 17, 1999 December 4, 2000
Norman Sterling
Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

December 5, 2000 March 8, 2001
Rob Sampson
Rob Sampson
Rob Sampson is a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris.-Career:Sampson has a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA from Queen's...


Progressive Conservative
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario , is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was known for many years as "Ontario's natural governing party." It has ruled the province for 80 of the years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985...

May 8, 2001 April 14, 2002

Security guard and private investigator licensing


In 2010, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services began to administer tests for new applicants and existing security guard
Security guard
A security guard is a person who is paid to protect property, assets, or people. Security guards are usually privately and formally employed personnel...

 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
Loblaws
Loblaws is a supermarket chain with over 70 stores in Canada, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. Loblaws is a division of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food distributor...

 store in Scarborough
Scarborough, Ontario
Scarborough is a dissolved municipality within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Geographically, it comprises the eastern part of Toronto. It is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Steeles Avenue East, and on the east by the Rouge River...

. 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.

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.

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