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‘I saw what I saw,’ Indigenous services minister says after no charges in Nunavut arrest – Globalnews.ca

December 2, 2020 Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller gave a short response when asked about an investigation that found an RCMP officer did not intentionally hit a young Inuk man with his truck door during an arrest in June. “I saw what I saw,” Miller told a news conference Wednesday. A video of the […]

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Deadline Extended to December 8: Application Information for Appointments to Permanent Indigenous Justice Group

December 1st, 2020 In 2013, the Indigenous Justice Group (IJG) was first established as a short-term advisory group to provide advice to the Attorney General on broad matters affecting First Nations peoples and the justice system.  The IJG was established pursuant to Recommendation 2 of the Honourable Frank Iacobucci’s report entitled First Nations Representation on Ontario […]

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The disappearing children of Constance Lake and the woman trying to find them – APTN news

The streets of Constance Lake First Nation are quiet and bare. Children used to fill them, running around like kids often do. But it’s quiet these days on the small northern Ontario reserve about 500 km east of Thunder Bay. And has been for some time. “You used to see kids running around. You ride […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20202 Views

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Statement – Canadian prisoners continue to experience conditions of solitary confinement

November 30, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission On the anniversary of the implementation of Correctional Service Canada’s Structured Intervention Units, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, releases the following statement: The Canadian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned and troubled by reports that prisoners being held in Correctional […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 20202 Views

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Ontario Increasing Investment in Video Surveillance Systems

Funding will provide police forces with more tools to prevent and fight crime November 27, 2020 COBOURG — The Ontario government is investing $1.6 million in Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems to help 18 police services across the province better detect, investigate and prevent criminal activity. Funding through the new Ontario CCTV Grant will help police services and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 20207 Views

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More support to advance reform of services for Indigenous children and families

November 27, 2020 Every Indigenous child deserves to grow up in their community⁠ – immersed in their culture and surrounded by their loved ones. That is why the Government of Canada worked with Indigenous partners to co-develop legislation to reform child and family services and reduce the number of Indigenous children in care, through the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 20205 Views

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

From: Department of Justice Canada November 26, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 20202 Views

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Statement to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

From: Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “In Canada and around the world, an estimated one in three women still experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. This abuse can occur in many forms, from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20205 Views

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Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Calls for Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights to ensure accountability for victims and survivors of crime

November 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, Heidi Illingworth, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, released a Progress Report: The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) and called upon Parliament to conduct its Statutory Review of the legislation. In her role as Federal Ombudsman, Illingworth led an in-depth examination and assessment of Canada’s performance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20205 Views

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Lawyers familiar with Ontario inquest process call for more accountability after deaths at Thunder Bay jail – CBC

Emily Hill of Aboriginal Legal Services says inquests show deaths are preventable but province isn’t listening Nov 25, 2020 Going through a provincial inquest into the death of someone in the government’s custody is often traumatizing for the family members that Emily Hill has represented. The senior staff lawyer with Aboriginal Legal Services says that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20206 Views

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