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NWAC President Offers Condolences to those Affected by Nova Scotia Shooting

Ottawa, ON, April 20, 2020 – The President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), Lorraine Whitman, today issued the following statement on the shootings in Portapique, Nova Scotia: “I was incredibly saddened to learn of the senseless violence that took place in Portapique and neighbouring communities yesterday. As a proud member of Glooscap […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202014 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Calls For An Inquiry Into The Death Of 16-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Shot And Killed By Winnipeg Police

THE INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR AN INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF 16-YEAR-OLD INDIGENOUS GIRL SHOT AND KILLED BY WINNIPEG POLICE OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (“IBA”) expresses profound outrage and dismay at the disproportionate use of force by a member of the Winnipeg Police Service (“WPS”) who shot and killed Eishia Hudson, […]

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Canada: 301 organizations, academics and others urge governments to adopt human rights oversight of COVID-19 responses

OTTAWA – A total of 301 organizations, academics and former politicians from across the country are calling on all levels of government in Canada to take urgent steps to strengthen human rights oversight amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 157 organizations and 144 individuals – including Indigenous organizations, civil society groups, unions, academics and […]

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association put enforcement of pandemic orders under spotlight – The Sudbury Star

With bylaw officers and police across Canada dishing out tickets and charges to people accused of breaking emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, a national human-rights organization wants to hear from anyone caught in the crackdown. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has launched a portal for individuals who have been ticketed or charged to […]

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Human remains found near Couchiching First Nation – CBC

OPP say remains are of 30-year-old Chauncey Lyle Grover Apr 14, 2020 Ontario Provincial Police say human remains found on April 8 are those of a man who was reported as missing in January 2020. Police said the remains, found in a wooded area near Couchiching First Nation, are those of 30-year-old Chauncey Lyle Grover. […]

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Emergency payment to Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville – brockvillenewswatch.com

BROCKVILLE – The provincial government has given an emergency payment to Victim Services of Leeds-Grenville to address a spike in domestic violence. Local MPP Steve Clark announced Wednesday that the organization will be getting $50,500. There has been a surge locally of domestic violence reported by victim services organizations as people are cooped up during […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202017 Views

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Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

Attorney General announces $4 million to support victims and protect front-line justice staff April 2, 2020 TORONTO – Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19. The government of Ontario is providing an emergency […]

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AIAI: COVID-19 Issues Update – Ontario First Nations Policing

There is growing concern about the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders in Ontario as global stockpiles become strained. In addition to increased needs from the healthcare sector, police services have been similarly impacted as their interaction with the general public continues to increase. This has also been the case for officers […]

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CAP: Call for Justice Over Alberta Métis Men Killed While Exercising S.35 Hunting Rights

April 1, 2020 (Ottawa ON) – Two Métis men, Jake Sansom, 39, and Morris Cardinal, 57, were killed by gunfire outside of their truck while hunting north of Glendon, Alberta1. The two men had recently lost their employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were exercising their Section 35 right to hunt in order to […]

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Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020 TORONTO — People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by […]

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