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Amnesty International to intervene in historic Supreme Court carbon pricing challenge

December 09, 2019 Amnesty International will appear as an intervening party before the Supreme Court of Canada in Saskatchewan and Ontario’s historic legal challenges of the federal carbon pricing plan. The two cases will be heard jointly on March 24-25, 2020. The human rights organization was granted leave to intervene on December 4. This case […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20196 Views

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Supreme Court sides with Ontario against previous owners of abandoned Dryden mercury disposal site – APTN News

December 6, 2019 Canada’s Supreme Court sided with Ontario Friday on who bears responsibility for remediating a mercury waste disposal site on Ontario’s Wabigoon and English rivers. The contamination damaged the health and livelihood of multiple generations on Grassy Narrows and Islington First Nations downstream. In a written decision, the court concluded Resolute FP Inc. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20199 Views

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Supreme Court to rule on cleanup of contaminated Grassy Narrows site – Toronto Star

Dec. 6, 2019 OTTAWA—Two companies are on the hook for looking after a mercury-contaminated site near Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The 4-3 decision Friday brought some clarity to a long-running dispute over one element of the legacy of environmental poisoning that has caused significant health problems for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20197 Views

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Update on the Indian Day School Settlement-Court Challenge

Received December 3 2019. From Vanessa Lessard, Law Clerk of Gowling WLG. Gowling WLG is the Class Council for the Indian Day School Settlement and on October 31st they received a court challenge from David Schulze (Partner, Dione Schulze, S.E.N.C). On behalf of his client who is a class member and a Chief in Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 20194 Views

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Federal Court strikes down request from Canada to have human rights tribunal ruling put on hold – APTN News

November 29, 2019 Canada has lost an effort to have a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) put on hold until the Federal Court heard a judicial review of its compensation ruling. Specifically, Canada wanted the court to pause a Dec. 10, 2019 order to have the government meet with the parties involved […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20196 Views

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Human rights tribunal says it felt ‘cornered’ by Canada to extend First Nations child compensation deadline – APTN News

November 27, 2019 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has extended a deadline for parties involved in a First Nations child welfare case to come up with a plan to disperse what will be billions of dollars in compensation because it says it felt forced to do so by Canada. The tribunal issued a letter to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 20199 Views

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Federal Court to hear 2nd day of arguments on compensation order for First Nations children – CBC

Federal government is asking court to pause implementation of compensation order Nov 26, 2019 Federal Court Justice Paul Favel said Tuesday he would soon issue a ruling on a federal government motion that is part of a two-phase legal strategy to quash a human rights tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nations children apprehended through […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201910 Views

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Ottawa formally criticizes Indigenous-children compensation ruling – National Observer

November 25th 2019 The Trudeau government argued Monday that a Human Rights Tribunal decision ordering Canada to compensate First Nations children for racial discrimination was improper, and said it wanted to move ahead with settling a related class-action lawsuit. Justice Minister David Lametti and Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller issued a joint statement on the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 20197 Views

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Compensation Limit For First Nations Kids Is Reason For Appeal, Feds Say – HuffPost Canada

A court ruling ordered Ottawa to pay children and families split apart by the child welfare system. OTTAWA — The federal Liberals say they are appealing a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations children because it limits the families that could receive compensation to those affected in the last 13 years. That appeal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201910 Views

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NAN Supports Caring Society’s Fight for Children

OTTAWA, ON (November 25, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau has issued the following statement of support as the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society is once again in court fighting the federal government on Indigenous child welfare: “I am disappointed that the Government of Canada continues to fight our […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201912 Views

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