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BR RCMP Unfounded Cases – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  OTTAWA – The Mounties are going to revisit 284 sexual assault cases that they originally classified as unfounded. The decision comes after they reviewed over 22-hundred sexual assault files from 2016 in which police concluded that no violation of the law had taken place or was attempted. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 20174 Views

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Investigators to probe Saskatchewan plane crash that injured several passengers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 FOND DU LAC, Sask. _ Investigators will begin combing through the wreckage of a passenger plane to find clues as to why it crashed soon after taking off in northern Saskatchewan. Officials with the Transportation Safety Board were due to arrive in the remote community of Fond du Lac sometime […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20173 Views

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NAN: Legal Battles Continue for St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors

TORONTO, ON (December 13, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum is appalled by the Government of Canada’s legal tactics that are re-victimizing survivors of the notorious St. Anne’s Indian Residential School and denying them justice. “The federal government’s position against St. Anne’s Survivors is a shameful injustice that is at […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20174 Views

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Survivor wants the world to know her residential school story – but first, she must get permission – The Globe and Mail

The federal government says an Indigenous woman who was abused at a residential school must get Ottawa’s permission and that of the Catholic Church, which ran the institution, before she can donate documents related to her case to a centre that is preserving the horrific legacy of the schools. Angela Shisheesh, 72, says she wants […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20175 Views

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Commentary: Tradition triumphs as Trudeau names Richard Wagner chief justice of Canada’s top court – Globalnews.ca

December 13, 2017 Hail to the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada — Justice Richard Wagner, replacing the outgoing Beverley McLachlin, who served in the position for 17 years. Here’s what McLachlin had to say about her successor: “I congratulate Justice Wagner on his appointment to this important and challenging role … […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20173 Views

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NAN: Emergency Assistance for Cat Lake First Nation

Following the recent tragedy in Cat Lake First Nation, Nishnawbe Aski Nation is coordinating a fundraising effort for our friends and relatives in the community during this difficult time. Many families are in need of food & supplies. Chi Miigwetch for your generosity and support! Electronic money transfers can be sent to: Email: nan@nan.on.ca Password: catlake […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20177 Views

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Rick Sauvé Receives the 2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award

(OTTAWA, December 12, 2017) – Today, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada, is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard (Rick) Sauvé has been presented with the 2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award. “For more than three decades, Mr. Sauvé has dedicated his life to improving the situation and recognition of prisoners as rights-bearing persons.  […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20178 Views

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At Six Nations’ deer hunt, aboriginal rights become a target – The Globe and Mail

In a community that faces challenges in affording food, a diabetes epidemic and loss of culture, the Short Hills hunt has been a small but significant victory. That’s why protests about the hunt have been interpreted as an attack on Indigenous culture For much of Chester Gibson’s adult life, deer hunting outside the boundaries of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20175 Views

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Young people’s voices largely omitted in government’s Serious Occurrence Reports, Ontario Child Advocate finds

Toronto, Ontario (December 12, 2017) – A comprehensive analysis by the Ontario Child Advocate of 4,436 Serious Occurrence Reports (SORs) submitted to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services over a three-month period finds that the child’s view is missing in 59% of the reports in which it is specifically required. This raises concerns about […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20177 Views

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Prime Minister names the Honourable Richard Wagner as new Chief Justice of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario December 12, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Honourable Richard Wagner as the new Chief Justice of Canada. Justice Wagner was called to the Quebec Bar in 1980 and practiced law until being appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in 2004. He sat in the Civil Division, the Commercial Division, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20176 Views

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