Between May and SeptemberWard sent compliance check requests to various detachments across the province. Police agencies across Canada collect and submit data to the database. The system is off-limits to most police officers, so all queries must be forwarded to the provincial registry centre.
When the Ontario system was unveiled, Premier Mike Harris was so impressed that he offered the software to the feds, free of charge. In Ontario, however, taxpayers are now on the hook for two separate registries—all because the federal Liberals would not admit that a province, especially one run by a Conservative, had developed a superior system.
This free online eBook includes vital statistics, how to tell if a predator is victimizing a child, and social media and cyber-bullying. Every convicted sex offender in Ontario is automatically added to the system, and investigators across the province can log on and see exactly how many people in their region are following the rules.
In fact, the RCMP can barely keep track of those offenders who are ordered to comply. The only problem, she said, relates to Form 52s. The decision meant that thousands of known pedophiles and rapists were not included because they had finished serving their sentences by December
Like all provinces and territories, Manitoba is also handcuffed by the fact that the computer itself cannot track compliance. Two of those offenders are now under criminal investigation for non-compliance. Rick Harrington, an OPP officer who works with both registries.
Dave Ward, the director of the provincial centre. Offenders have an obligation to report to a designated registration site in the province or territory where they reside. But there has been no allowance or no increase in resources. At last count, there are approximately 20 active arrest warrants for Manitoba residents wanted for breaching the sex offender registry.
There was no foresight. That must be done separately—on a Rolodex, for example, or on a wall calendar. Police agencies must use the personal information in the database only for police purposes and as authorized by law. Police agencies across Canada collect and submit data to the database.