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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario

From: Department of Justice Canada News release June 24, 2019 – 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 new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20194 Views

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Statement from the Department of Justice Canada

From: Department of Justice Canada June 24, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued today the following statement about the end of the Parliamentary session. “As this parliamentary session comes to a close, I am proud to present Justice […]

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Despite government “commitment to reconciliation” Indigenous over incarceration continues to rise.

TTAWA, ON– The Indigenous Bar Association (‘IBA’) expresses outrage at the continually rising rate of Indigenous incarceration. Despite calls to justice by the Nation Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings, the Office of the Correctional Investigator and both former and present Chief Justices, Canada’s abhorrent […]

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NWAC Launches Phase 2 of Faceless Dolls Project on National Indigenous Peoples Day: ‘Putting a Face on Justice: From Calls for Justice to Action’

June 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON): One thousand one hundred and eighty-one — that’s the number of Indigenous women and girls we know have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada. To raise awareness about this tragedy and to give a voice to the voiceless, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) launched the Faceless […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20193 Views

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MMIWG: Moving Forward Together to Reclaim Power and Place

June 21, 2019 On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are at a critical moment in Canada’s history. On June 3, 2019, we released a comprehensive report, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that documents the truths of more than 2,380 family […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20196 Views

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An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families receives Royal Assent

From: Indigenous Services Canada Co-developed with Indigenous, provincial, and territorial partners, Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families will finally enshrine into law what Indigenous peoples across Canada have asked of governments for decades: to affirm and recognize their jurisdiction over child and family services June, 21, 2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20196 Views

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Ontario case could set special rules for sentencing black offenders, similar to Gladue for Indigenous people – Fairview Post

‘When it comes to black people, the sentencing seems to be consistently void of any consideration of that additional source of disadvantage that they face’ June 20, 2019 What was set to be a simple appeal of a sentence for possession of a loaded handgun has burgeoned into a major push for judges to acutely […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20198 Views

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NAN Congratulates 2019 NAPS Police Award Recipients

THUNDER BAY, ON (June 19, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2019 Police Awards as Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) celebrates 25 years of service to NAN First Nations this week. “I congratulate all of these outstanding individuals for the dedication and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20193 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice June 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today provided the below statement in support of justice for Grassy Narrows Fist Nation. “The Assembly of First Nations supports Chief Rudy Turtle […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20198 Views

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New probe of 9 deaths coming – The Chronicle Journal

Top U.S. court denies Teck’s appeal; miner now on the hook for legal costs, cleanup Jun 18, 2019 Vancouver-based mining giant Teck has run out of appeals after polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt in Washington State for decades from its huge lead-zinc smelter in Trail, B.C. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20199 Views

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