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Inquest into the Death of Alexander George Announced

May 15, 2015 Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for North East Region, Sudbury Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Alexander George. Mr. Alexander George, age 33, died on Sept. 14, 2013, from injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in Wikwemikong, Ontario. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015607 Views

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New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

May 15, 2015 Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 27, 2015. Justice Allan Maclure was called to the bar of Ontario in 1988. For the past five years, he has worked as a Crown Prosecutor at the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service. Prior to that, he served for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015921 Views

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Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth calls for fundamental changes to the child welfare system to allow young people take control of their lives

Toronto (May 14, 2015) – Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Irwin Elman is urging government and child welfare leaders to work together to remove systemic and cultural barriers within the child welfare system. Elman was speaking at an event in Toronto in recognition of Children and Youth in Care Day. “At every turn, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2015511 Views

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Youth celebrate Children and Youth in Care Day on May 14 while continuing to push for changes to the child welfare system

(TORONTO, May 12, 2015) – On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), YouthCAN and Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario will be paying tribute to the children and youth in their care on the province’s annual Children and Youth in Care Day. “As a former youth in care, May 14 is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2015575 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth rejects limited scope of inquest into deaths of First Nations teens from Thunder Bay

Toronto (May 8, 2015) – the presiding Coroner Dr. David Eden released his ruling on the scope of the long-awaited inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students: Jethro Anderson (age 15); Curran Strang (age 18); Robyn Harper (age 19); Paul Panacheese (age 21); Reggie Bushie (age 15); Kyle Morrisseau (age 17); and Jordan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015588 Views

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NAN Statement on Joint Inquest Scope Ruling

May 7, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement following today’s ruling on the scope of the seven youth inquest: “Late this afternoon the coroner on the seven youth inquest, Dr. David Eden, issued a ruling dismissing the motion by the families and Nishnawbe Aski […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015676 Views

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MLI Report by Benjamin Perrin: Life without parole legislation needs reform

The most heinous criminals deserve real life sentences, but the federal government’s Bill C-53 overreaches OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 – The federal government needs to amend legislation that would create the sentence of life without parole for those convicted of the most heinous murders or risk having the law struck down by a Charter challenge, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015608 Views

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Provincial Advocate calls on governments and service providers to “end the tinkering” and improve mental health services for children and youth

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth TORONTO, Ontario (May 4, 2015) – During Children’s Mental Health Week (May 3-9, 2015), Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on the provincial government and service providers to recommit to children and youth with mental health. Given its prevalence, mental illness may be the biggest […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015699 Views

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NAN Congratulates Kunuwanimano for Receiving Child Welfare Agency Designation

THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic today expressed congratulations on behalf of the Executive Council as Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services will receive designation as a fully mandated child welfare agency by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services on May 1, 2015. “We are pleased to congratulate the […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015827 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Romeo Wesley Announced

May 1, 2015 Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Romeo Wesley. Mr. Wesley, aged 34, died on Sept. 9, 2010 while in police custody at the Cat Lake Nursing Station. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners […]

by NationTalk on May 1, 2015648 Views

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