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Law community reflects on Indigenous leader Susie Jones – CBC

Jones was a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights Jul 18, 2019 Susie Jones, a member of the Walpole Island First Nation, is remembered by Windsor’s law community as a staunch advocate for Indigenous rights, as well as an advocate for Indigenous representation in the legal field. Though she wasn’t a lawyer herself, Jones sat on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 20192 Views

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Working with Indigenous communities: eight questions you need to answer – Canadian Forest Industries

July 15, 2019 Whether you are a business, municipality, financial institution, or investor involved in some aspect of mining, forestry, energy, transportation, or many other fields and you intend to undertake activities on “Crown Land,” and in some cases, private land, you will need to consider the rights and interests of Indigenous people and you […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 20193 Views

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Pros, cons of making cannabis record suspension automatic – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 09, 2019 Legalization of cannabis has left those with past cannabis possession charges in an unfair situation. There have been numerous attempts to address this issue. Recently, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-93 which proposes to allow Canadians who have been previously convicted only of simple cannabis possession to apply for a record […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20195 Views

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The IBA Congratulates the Métis on the Signing of Historic Self-Government Agreements with Canada

The IBA Congratulates the Métis on the Signing of Historic Self-Government Agreements with Canada OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (the “IBA”) congratulates the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, and the Métis Nation of Ontario on the signing of historic Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements with the Government of Canada on […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201917 Views

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Ontario to hold second licence lottery for cannabis stores – The Law Times

04 Jul 2019 The Ontario Government will hold a second lottery round to determine the recipients of licences for new private cannabis retail stores in the province. Up to 50 licences for new stores will be awarded — 42 will be drawn through the lottery, while eight will be located on First Nations reserves on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201912 Views

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Indigenous Women and Girls report: What every lawyer can do | Alana Robert – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 03, 2019 During my first week of law school, I heard an impassioned speech from Cree scholar Jeffery Hewitt during a mandatory session for first-year students. The lecture was on the relationship between the Canadian state and Indigenous peoples. Naturally, a central aspect of this lecture addressed the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 20199 Views

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Canadian Women’s Rights Groups Welcome the Report made by Ms. Dubravka Šimonovic, the United Nations Special Rapporteur of Violence Against Women, to the Human Rights Council

Canadian Women’s Rights Groups Welcome the Report made by Ms. Dubravka Šimonovic, the United Nations Special Rapporteur of Violence Against Women, to the Human Rights Council Where Press Conference, Thursday June 27, 2019 11:30 a.m. 135-B Press Conference Room The 135-B Press Conference Room is located in West Block on Parliament Hill. Who The Feminist […]

by pmnationtalk on July 2, 201912 Views

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Law Society presents four honorary LLDs to four outstanding legal leaders at Toronto ceremonies June 25 and 26

June 26, 2019 TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented Doctor of Laws (LLD) degrees, to four outstanding legal leaders at its June Call to the Bar ceremonies at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on June 25 and 26: The Honourable Gloria Epstein, Professor Thulisile Madonsela, Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C., and Professor Stephen […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201912 Views

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The Senate halts recognition of Indigenous rights on National Indigenous Peoples Day – Canadian Lawyer

June 24, 2019 This year, June 21 not only marked National Indigenous Peoples Day but also the day that bill C-262 died before the Senate. The bill would ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but it did not make it passed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201915 Views

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

Despite government “commitment to reconciliation” Indigenous over incarceration continues to rise. OTTAWA, 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 201911 Views

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