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Private members bill calls for new criminal offence of assaulting a first responder in Canada

By Shannon Paterson, CTV News   

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July 5, 2023, Canada – If someone assaults or murders an on-duty police officer in Canada, the offence is considered more serious than if the victim was a civilian. Now the MP for New Westminster-Burnaby Peter Julian wants those same laws extended to firefighters and paramedics. CTV News reports. | READ MORE

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