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Justice officials testing waters for sentencing reform promised by Liberals – Blue Line

August 18, 2017 OTTAWA — The Justice Department wants to know what Canadians think of changing some of the former Conservative government’s controversial tough-on-crime sentencing legacy — including mandatory minimum penalties — before the Liberals bring in their promised reforms. An online survey asks respondents to judge several scenarios involving mitigating circumstances surrounding a crime, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 20177 Views

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CCLA Joins Coalition of Cummunity and Advocacy Groups Calling for Action on Police Oversight

August 16, 2017 TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, issued a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediately implement recommendations of the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch from his Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review. This […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201712 Views

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CWP: International Spotlight on Canada at UN Review on Racial Discrimination

08-14-17 Canada is under review this week for some of the most egregious violations of human rights: the discriminatory treatment of racialized persons and the continuing systemic barriers that prevent equality in the country. While we are often considered a global leader on human rights, our record on racial discrimination illustrates a very different picture. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201710 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

August 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201712 Views

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Coalition issues statement calling for action on Justice Tulloch’s police oversight recommendations

August 16, 2017 TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, issued a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediately implement recommendations of the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch from his Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review. This statement was prompted […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201714 Views

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Federal Ombudsman finds federal grant program for victims not meeting its objectives

Ombudsman calls for a more victim-centred approach August 16, 2017 – Ottawa – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Sue O’Sullivan, today released her systemic review of the Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children (PMMC) grant program established in 2013 by Employment and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201715 Views

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Watchdog calls for changes to fund for parents of murdered, missing children – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal ombudsman for victims of crime is calling on the government to make changes to a barely used fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children. In a report being released today, Sue O’Sullivan says the government needs to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20176 Views

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Continued discrimination against First Nations children violates global anti-racism treaty

Federal government’s failure to comply with Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling at issue next week during United Nations review Prominent Canadian child welfare and human rights organizations want the United Nations’ top body for combatting racism to take the federal government to task over its persistent failure to ensure that First Nations children have fair […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201718 Views

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Moving Beyond the 1965 Agreement to Improve Support to Children and Families in Ontario First Nations

Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs hosted a leadership meeting with Ontario Chiefs and First Nations Social Services representatives, as well as Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services and Responsible for Anti-Racism, and David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, to discuss our commitment to fully reform […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 20179 Views

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Police Looking For Missing 20-Year Old – Joshua Kitchkeesic – 99.9

August 10, 2017 Thunder Bay police say they’re scouring the city for a missing 20-year old. They need your help to find Joshua Kitchkeesic, who they say has been missing since yesterday. He is described as Indigenous, about 5’10 inches tall, 145lbs with a thin build, brown eyes, black hair. Read More: http://www.magic999.ca/news/506078765/police-looking-missing-20-year-old

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201716 Views

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