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Aboriginal Legal Services Employees Join the Society of United Professionals

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019 – Employees of Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) are the newest group to unionize with the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160. “We’re very pleased to welcome the employees of Aboriginal Legal Services into our union,” said Scott Travers, President of the Society of United Professionals. “The Ford government’s funding cuts […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201917 Views

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London woman who drowned in Grand Bend remembered as passionate lawyer – Global News

A London woman who drowned over the Civic Holiday long weekend is being remembered as a passionate lawyer who advocated for Indigenous communities. Joyce Thomas, 36, died as a result of drowning in Lake Huron at Grand Bend on Sunday, August 4. After receiving an honours degree in philosophy from Western University in 2006, Thomas […]

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Meet the CBA’s new Vice-President – CBA National

Over the next couple of years, Brad Regehr aims to take an active and creative role in making sure the CBA fulfills its member’s needs. Winnipeg lawyer Brad Regehr has been a CBA member since he first joined as a law student in the 1990s and, after he started working as a lawyer, got involved […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201910 Views

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Vivene Salmon is the new CBA President

September 03, 2019 OTTAWA – Vivene Salmon of Toronto began her year-long tenure as CBA President on Sept. 1, 2019. Salmon is the 123-year-old Association’s first president of colour, and only the second president from the in-house counsel community. She takes over from Raymond Adlington of Halifax. Brad Regehr of Manitoba takes over as Vice-President. […]

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Legal Stories of the Week – Newstalk 610 CKTB

Tim Denis Speaks with Criminal Lawyer Ari Goldkind regarding 19 million Canadians had data breached and First Nations forced to take back banished woman Read More: http://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/audio/legal-stories-of-the-week-1.9904535?mode=Article

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 20198 Views

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New Lakehead law dean: Indigenous traditions necessary in educating effective lawyers – Law Times

Lakehead University’s law school has a new leader, after its previous two appointments ended in controversy. Jula Hughes is set to start as dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law on Oct. 1, the school announced on Aug. 27. She says that the school’s mandate — Aboriginal and Indigenous law, natural resources and environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201917 Views

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Amid turmoil, Lakehead University names non-Indigenous law dean – The Globe and Mail

The appointment of an Indigenous woman as the first dean of a law school in Canada was supposed to be a watershed moment for Lakehead University. But it’s been nearly 18 months since Angelique EagleWoman resigned and subsequently sued the institution, alleging systemic racism at the Thunder Bay university. Now, Lakehead’s fraught search for a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 20197 Views

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Lakehead University announces new Dean of Law

August 27, 2019 – Thunder Bay, Ont. Lakehead University’s Interim Provost & Vice-President (Academic), Dr. David Barnett, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jula Hughes has been named as the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s new Dean. Dr. Hughes is currently a professor at the Faculty of Law of New Brunswick and will begin at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201914 Views

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Ottawa in talks to work out cannabis rules for First Nations territories – CBC

Aug 26, 2019 ‘They left us behind’ when Cannabis Act gave provinces and territories control over retail, says chief The federal government’s lead minister on the cannabis file has been in talks with First Nations leaders over how to carve out First Nations jurisdiction over the cannabis industry on their territories. Ottawa initially cut First […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201918 Views

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Law Society of Ontario names new equity and Indigenous affairs committee members – Law Times

20 Aug 2019 The Law Society of Ontario named new members of its equity and Indigenous affairs committee this month. The benchers will play a role in creating the LSO’s policies toward equity and Indigenous affairs at a time when the current approach is under scrutiny, ahead of a key debate about the statement of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201913 Views

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