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  • Click here Federal Government WEB500 On-Line Telephone Directory This will give you the name and phone number of most any Federal Government civil servant. It also lists most of the government departments and services. It takes a little clicking, but with patience you can find most anyone who "works" for the feds here.

  • Click here Recent Supreme Court Rulings Judgments published in the Supreme Court Reports (S.C.R.)

  • Click here The Federal Court of Canada As a specialized public law court, the Federal Court is second in importance only to the Supreme Court of Canada although lay people seldom hear of it.

  • Click here Federal Laws and RegulationsThis comprehensive Federal source for all Statutes and Regulations. The consolidated statutes and regulations published on the Justice Laws Web Site are now considered official and are admissible as evidence in court.

  • Click here Postal Code Lookups

    • You will have to find the search button to look up Postal Codes for Street Addresses

    • Look up Postal Codes for Rural Addresses & Post Office Boxes

    • Look up Address Ranges for a given Postal Code

  • Click here Access to Justice This is a superb site for Canadian law and justice resource materials. Keeps you in touch with materials and people in law and Justice.

  • Click here Canadian Criminal Justice System This site compiles links to sites dealing with criminal justice; corrections and life inside a prison; restorative justice; crime prevention; victims of crime; juvenile delinquency; and law enforcement

  • Click here Canadian Legal Resources on the WebThis excellent and up to date list of resources on Canadian law and government is maintained by Peter Sim, Barrister and Solicitor, Winnipeg. Mr Sim is to be commended for his hard work in producing a first class legal reference site.


    • Click here Canadian Criminal Code The full text is on line here or

    • Download your own copy here The complete Criminal Code of Canada (unannotated). You may find this interesting browsing. Although it deals with very interesting characters, the plot is poorly developed and the action tends to drag. This file is zipped in Word Perfect 4.2 and any word processor should be able to open it. If not, please do not ask us to send you something else. We do not have another version.


  • CRIME PREVENTION GROUPS There must be lots of grant money in this field.

  • Click here National Crime Prevention Centre Website. This is another incentive of the government spending your tax dollars. They feel that " In order to prevent crime, action must take place at the community level. It is the people who live, work and play in a community who generally understand their area's resources, problems, needs and capacities." whatever that means. You figure it out. Sounds like bafflegab.

    They say: " The mission of the National Crime Prevention Council is to develop strategies to empower individuals and their communities to improve their safety, security and well-being. Research information on crime prevention programs, organizations, and research material." How many of these councils do we taxpayers need? Do they actually do anything?

  • Click here International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) The ICPC was created for the purpose of assisting cities and countries to reduce delinquency, violence and insecurity.

  • Click here Toronto Police department

  • Click here RCMP's most wanted suspects


  • Click here Forensic Sciences Resources Intended as a Police Resource List for Forensics expertise, but you can use it too!.. plan the perfect crime scientifically??

  • Click here Zeno's Forensics Page where you can find information on forensic Science, forensic medicine and forensic psychiatry. Links to many forensics resources.

  • Click here Law Enforcement Sites on the Web Claims thousands of links, unannotated, basically just an endless pile of stuff. You have to wade through a badly designed site to find the kernels. Is it worth the effort? Only when all else fails.

  • Click here Canadian Police Association Web site for the police union which represents approximately 40,000 of Canada's front line police officers. Find out where the best donuts are...

  • Click here The Police Notebook is reputed to be the largest law enforcement agency website with over 130 articles on various public safety topics including crime prevention, Internet safety, personal safety, and fire safety.

  • Click here Citizen's Self-Arrest Form If you witness a crime, it is your civic duty to report the crime to the police. When a crime is committed, you have the right and responsibility to make a "Citizen's Arrest". Thus, if YOU commit a crime, it would be extremely helpful (and provide a savings of tax dollars) for you to perform a Citizen's Self-Arrest.

    • Click here INTERPOL The INTERPOL Web site says it "serves as the reliable source of information to assist all law enforcement key-players in combating crime and advises on the very latest technologies."

    • Click here Crime Scene Investigation Crime Scene Investigation information including Documenting Crime Scenes (with Photography, Video, and Diagrams) and the Collection and Preservation of Evidence. Includes links to Forensic Web Pages.

    • Click here U of T Centre of Criminology Library Electronic Journal Indexes & Abstracts - You will never exhaust this source. The University of Toronto subscribes to over three hundred electronic databases. eg Specialized Criminal Justice Databases, Sociology and Law

    • Click here The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and related child welfare issues.

    • Click here National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database (NCJRS) The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 140,000 publications on criminal justice, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Subject areas include corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime. The time period covered is from the early 1970's to the present.

    • Click here Criminology Resources on the Net University of Melbourne Department of Criminilogy. Definitely a growth industry with nearly two million prisoners in US jails. "Criminology is the study of the processes of criminalisation and social control developed by the state. The ways in which a state exercises authority and power are embodied in its criminal justice system. "
    Click here Canadian Police Agencies on the Internet


    The CRTC is the obnoxious, self important, dictatorial government agency which rules all broadcasters with little or no regard to the wishes or needs of Canadian citizens. They pretend the CBC does good work. These are the people who make it possible for cable companies to gouge you for channels you do not want. Hogs at the trough? They are difficult to reach and arrogant in the extreme. They think they are gods and above answering to the citizens of this country. They do have a web site at Click here CRTC You can Email them, although they will probably ignore you unless your name is Rogers.

    Snail mail to: Secretary General
    Ottawa K1A 0N2
    Tip: If you write them, do not use big words...

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