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Feds won’t decriminalize any drugs besides cannabis, despite calls from cities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018 By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government says it will not consider decriminalizing drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada’s major cities to consider the measure. As the opioid epidemic washes over the country, Montreal and Toronto are echoing Vancouver and urging the federal government to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 20186 Views

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Small group of Nova Scotia restorative justice caseworkers strike for better pay – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A small band of caseworkers in Nova Scotia’s ground-breaking restorative justice system are on strike to win “wage fairness” as they struggle with caseloads they say have doubled since 2016. The group, comprised of five women and one man from the Halifax-area […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 20186 Views

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Disappearances of Canada’s indigenous women remain unsolved, decades on

Credits: FRANCE 24 English Published on Jul 2, 2018 Over the past 30 years, over 1,000 indigenous women have been killed or reported missing in Canada, often last seen or found along a 720-kilometre section of road nicknamed the Highway of Tears. After decades of indifference from the authorities, their fate is finally becoming a […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201814 Views

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Ontario Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Province joins local and international partners in raising awareness July 30, 2018 Today, Ontario joins the international community to raise awareness of human trafficking and make it clear that this heinous crime will not be tolerated in our communities. “I think a lot of Ontarians would be shocked to learn that girls, women and vulnerable […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201810 Views

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Fire Fighter Death Under Investigation – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 30, 2018 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Provincial Police and the Coroner’s office are now investigating the death of an Alberta man, fighting wild fire in northwestern Ontario. The Kehwein Cree First Nation says Jerry Gadwa died last Thursday during fire suppression efforts near Red Lake. Gadwa was in his 40’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 20187 Views

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Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force – Macleans.ca

For Nishnawbe-Aski police officers, the work can be extreme, dangerous and devastating. But historic change is coming. Jul 24, 2018 Joseph Angees was off-duty the last time he saw his father, Moses. It was Nov. 20, 2005, and his father asked him to catch some walleye for a guest who was coming over later that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 20189 Views

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BR Parliament Arrest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 24, 2018 OTTAWA – A 24-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court today after he was arrested yesterday morning in connection with an incident during the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill. Ottawa police say Jesse Mooney of Ottawa is charged with assault and breach […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201811 Views

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Canada Is Sending A Generation Of Indigenous Children To Jail – Huffington Post Canada

To call these numbers of incarcerated Indigenous people a crisis would be the understatement of the century. Not long ago, First Nations people “caught” leaving their reserve would be arrested and thrown in jail. Even more recently, Indigenous children were stolen from their parents by the Canadian government, to attend Residential Schools, in what has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201811 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould addresses United States Conference of Western Attorneys General about transformative approaches to reducing over-representation of marginalized people in Canada’s criminal justice system

From: Department of Justice Canada July 23, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada As a necessary building block of a just and equitable society, Canada is transforming its criminal justice system to better support Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups. This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 20188 Views

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Feds looking at ways to tackle wave of gun violence in Toronto: Minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 23, 2018 OTTAWA _ The new federal minister responsible for tackling gun violence says he has been in touch with Toronto’s mayor and police chief to discuss Sunday’s deadly shooting in the city and how Ottawa can support efforts to stop a growing wave of incidents rattling Torontonians. Bill Blair, minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 20188 Views

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