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PIA Law will match donations made to The Frontline Fund in efforts to raise $100,000

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 – PIA Law announces a new charitable giving campaign for the holiday season in partnership with The Frontline Fund, a coalition of over 165 hospital foundations across Canada that have come together to raise urgently needed funds in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting today, PIA Law will match all […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20203 Views

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association welcomes special advisor on Indigenous affairs – Lexpert

Nov 16, 2020 Canadian Civil Liberties Association announced that Verna George has joined as special advisor on Indigenous affairs, effective Oct. 28. Called to the Ontario bar in 2007, George has articled for the Community Legal Clinic of Niagara South and has served as director of negotiations for the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20206 Views

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Education key to reconciliation: Senator – TimminsToday

Murray Sinclair was featured in a virtual event hosted by Northern College and District School Board Ontario North East Education is the key to reconciliation and the key to changing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, according to a Canadian senator. “We need to do a lot more. My view has always been that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 202013 Views

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No Honour in Manitoba’s Bill 2: Children’s Special Allowance Funds are not the Province’s to Keep – Read our editorial by Adam Bond, NWAC Legal Counsel

An editorial by Adam Bond, Legal Counsel to the Native Women’s Association of Canada On November 5th, Manitoba’s legislature passed Bill 2, prohibiting legal actions against the province for its refusal to give to foster children funds that were, by law, to be applied exclusively for their care. This horrendous attempt by the province to […]

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Action committee offers guidance on resuming court operations in remote, Indigenous communities – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 09, 2020 A committee of justice officials established to guide court operations as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic has issued new guidance on the safe restoration on court operations for northern, remote and Indigenous communities. The report from the Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19 identified some of the common […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 20206 Views

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2020 Youth Inquest Report scores an A+ – Wawatay News

Aboriginal Legal Services program director Jonathan Rudin delivered the Year Four Report Card on the Implementation of Recommendations from the First Nations Youth Inquest in Thunder Bay via Zoom. Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) was pleased to see its grade on the Year Four Report Card on the Implementation of Recommendations from the First Nations Youth […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 20207 Views

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OKT Welcomes Bob Freedman as Senior Counsel

OKT is pleased to announce that Bob Freedman has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Bob is one of the leading Aboriginal law practitioners in Canada. He has extensive experience in negotiations, particularly in the areas of oil and gas, pipelines, mining and Crown-First Nation consultation agreements. Lawyers from OKT have had the pleasure of […]

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Sault lawyer accused of misappropriating trust money – SooToday

At issue is $73,000 in a mixed trust account EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly implied that money was alleged to be missing from a trust account. The article has been amended Sault Ste. Marie lawyer Jennifer Tremblay-Hall is under investigation in connection with $73,000 allegedly misappropriated from a trust account. The Law Society […]

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Why are we eliminating peremptory challenges? – CBA National

They are not without their flaws, but by getting rid of them, we run the risk of ensuring there are more all-white juries. Two years ago, the federal government axed peremptory challenges, removing the ability of Crown and defence counsel to reject potential jurors out-of-hand, without any need to explain. That change, according to the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202022 Views

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Indigenous Law Campaign closer to an endowed professorship or chair – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 19, 2020 According to a press release from The McCoshen Group, the David Sharpe Professorship in Indigenous Law Campaign is one step closer to an endowed professorship or chair with the help of a $250,000 donation. The new professorship, established by the faculty of law at Queen’s University and founded by David Sharpe, is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202020 Views

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