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Renu Mandhane appointed to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

May 22, 2020 Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada appointed Renu Mandhane a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Brampton) effective immediately. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) congratulates the Honourable Madam Justice Mandhane on her appointment. Madam Justice Mandhane was appointed Chief Commissioner of […]

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario

From: Department of Justice Canada May 22, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20208 Views

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COVID-19 in Toronto: Lawsuit shelved as city, advocacy groups come to agreement – CBC

City’s death toll now at 683, more than a quarter of all Ontario deaths May 19, 2020 A coalition of public-interest organizations that filed legal proceedings against the City of Toronto over what they called “deplorable” conditions in the city’s shelter system amid the COVID-19 pandemic now says it has reached a deal with the […]

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SIU finds no basis to charge OPP officer in death of Lac Seul First Nation man – Tbnewswatch.com

The Special Investigations Unit found no wrong doing on the part of Ontario Provincial Police officers after a Lac Seul First Nation man took his own life following a brief standoff in 2019. LAC SEUL FIRST NATION, Ont. – The province’s Special Investigations Unit has found no wrong doing on the part of an Ontario […]

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Coalition of civil rights groups file constitutional challenge over handling of inmates during pandemic – APTN News

May 13, 2020 ‘The Correctional Service of Canada has failed to take the steps that would make physical distancing possible within its institutions.’ A coalition made up of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), , the Canadian Prison Law Association, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network has filed a constitutional challenge against […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 20209 Views

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More COVID-19 fallout: violence against Indigenous women – RCI

May 11, 2020 Though sophisticated data is still not available, it appears virtually certain that, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the growth of domestic violence. Last month, Canada’s minister for women and gender equality, Maryam Monsef, told CBC News’ Raisa Patel that the COVID-19 crisis has empowered perpetrators of domestic violence, saying that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20208 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald marks the Anniversary of Bear Witness Day

(Toronto, ON, May 10, 2020) – “Today, on May the 10th, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society are celebrating Bear Witness Day, the birthday of their mascot Spirit Bear. This special day is a time to reflect on Jordan’s Principle and the future we want for First Nations children. Jordan’s Principle was named […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20206 Views

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Ombudsman’s statement on the federal government’s ban of assault-style weapons

May 4, 2020 I applaud the Federal Government’s recent announcement to ban 1,500 models of assault-style rifles and other weapons, including guns used in various mass killings in this country. These dangerous weapons have no place on our streets or in our homes in Canada. Eighty per cent of Canadians support a ban on assault […]

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Prime Minister announces ban on assault-style firearms

May 1, 2020 One Canadian killed by gun violence is one too many. Violent crimes involving firearms continue to have devastating impacts on communities across the country, and on Canadians who have lost loved ones to these crimes. Events like the recent tragedy in Nova Scotia, the attack in 2017 at the Centre culturel islamique […]

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OIPRD reinvestigations into nine sudden deaths still underway – Tbnewswatch.com

The process may change slightly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the case manager said the team remains fully committed to the reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people as recommended by OIPRD report. THUNDER BAY – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people as recommended by the […]

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