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Federal study touts indigenous sentencing regime to address prison numbers (Indigenous-Sentencing) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2016 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might be the key to dealing with the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars, suggests a federally commissioned study. A stand-alone code for meting out penalties to indigenous offenders could flow from a newly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201652 Views

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Statement – Stand up for someone’s rights today

December 9, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission For International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “On International Human Rights Day let’s be honest with ourselves — let’s tell it like it is. People in Canada continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016129 Views

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December 10: Stand up for human rights! – OPSEU

December 9, 2016 A message from the OPSEU Provincial Human Rights Committee. The United Nations has declared December 10 as Human Rights Day. It is observed every year around the world and marks the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. In 2016, we saw […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201699 Views

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Lighting the Way for Human Rights

(New York, December 9, 2016) – Tomorrow the world celebrates Human Rights Day, marking the adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Saturday night, New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Toronto’s majestic CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day and the Human Rights Watch mission […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201680 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth welcomes ministry’s plans to create a child-centered child welfare system

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 – Today, the Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau tabled proposed legislation to modernize the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) which, among other things, places young people at the centre of all decision-making that affects them. The bill also introduces greater oversight over the province’s children’s aid societies; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016106 Views

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UFCW honours International Human Rights Day – December 10

Toronto – December 8, 2016 – Each year, International Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first legal document protecting universal human rights. As the country’s leading and most progressive union, UFCW […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201667 Views

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Gord Downie Honoured at National Assembly

December 6, 2016 GATINEAU, QC: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and First Nation leaders honoured Canadian musician Gord Downie for his efforts to move Canadians closer to reconciliation during the Assembly of First Nations national assembly today. “Gord has taken the country by storm with his heartfelt call to action, and I […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016117 Views

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Statement from the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2016  – On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hope that everyone takes a moment to consider the contributions of women to our world, our nations, our communities and our families. A positive environment […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201663 Views

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Ottawa police sergeant to be sentenced for making racist remarks online – 1310 News

Dec 7, 2016 OTTAWA – An Ottawa Police sergeant who pleaded guilty to making racist remarks online about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook will be sentenced Wednesday. Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar, a 30-year veteran who was working as a forensic investigator at the time of the remarks, pleaded guilty in early November to two […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201691 Views

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Gender-based violence is still alive: remember and take action – OPSEU

December 6, 2016 On December 6, we commemorate the lives of fourteen women who died as a result of the massacre École Polytechnique de Montréal: Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz​, 31; Maryse Laganière, 25; Maryse Leclair, 23; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016170 Views

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