Montreal police a central theme at Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsThe Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations got an earful from Indigenous people Wednesday on how they feel Montreal police treat them.“Every time we sit down at a table, if we get invited, it’s like we’re being told what to do and how to do it rather than listening to all the valuable information that we’re bringing forward,” testified Vicky Boldo, of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategic Network.This is in sharp contrast to almost three years ago, when Montreal police signed an agreement with a grassroots group.Sensitivity training for officers was agreed to.“During the training there were many officers laughing and not listening, and they were not pulled aside by the superiors,” said Rachel Deutsch, of the First People’s Justice Centre. “There was no consequence for them.”tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge smartphones

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Photo Credit: Phanadroid Advertisement At Samsung’s big press conference yesterday in New York, the company announced two new flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which include large “phablet” sized screens that poise them to be direct competitors to the iPhone 6 Plus.Like the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will feature a dual curved screen but offers more of it with a bigger 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. This is a cut above the S6 Edge’s 5.1-inch screen.The S6 Edge+ also gets a boost to its RAM, offering 4GB over the S6 Edge’s 3GB. Users will however note that the camera has remained the same on the newer phone, still a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front like the S6 Edge. – Advertisement – The Galaxy Note 5 is the successor to Samsung’s Note 4. But unlike in the case of the S6 Edge+, the Note 5 does not offer any extra inches in its screen over its predecessor. Both devices boast a 5.7 inch display, but the Note 5 does bump up its RAM to 4GB, compared to the Note 4’s 3GB.Samsung claims the Note 5 has received an upgrade in ergonomic design to be more comfortable to hold. It now has a curved back and narrower bezel. The Note 5 also comes with a new and supposedly easier to hold S Pen that can be popped out from the phone with one click.Another added feature to the Note 5 allows users to write down ideas or quick notes when the screen is off even if it is locked. Samsung also claims PDF files can now be annotated with the S Pen, and users can use ‘Scroll capture’ to capture Web articles or images even if they are long.last_img read more