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Young Canadians File Court Challenge to Lower Federal Voting Age – Calling it Unconstitutional

TORONTO – A group of Canadian children and youth are set to make history, opening the possibility that they and their peers may be able to cast a ballot in the next federal election. The 13 young people range in age between 12 to 18 years old and hail from coast to coast to coast, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 20214 Views

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Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue Principles applying to an application to withdraw a guilty plea

November 30, 2021 Aboriginal Legal Services appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal to argue that the Gladue principles apply when and Indigenous person seeks to withdraw a guilty plea. Read the court decision here. Read the Aborignal Legal Services Factum here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202110 Views

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IBA Welcomes Newly Announced Federal Cabinet – Calls for Action on Law and Justice Matters for Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (IBA) welcomes back Minister of Justice David Lametti, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, and Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, in his new role. The IBA extend greetings to Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu and Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. The IBA would also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202116 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Harry S. LaForme and the Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré regarding the submission of their report toward the creation of an independent Criminal Case Review Commission

The Honourable Harry S. LaForme and the Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré today made the following statement upon the submission of their report to the Minister of Justice with recommendations on the creation of an independent Criminal Case Review Commission: In his Zippo lighter he sees the killer’s face Maybe it’s someone standing in a killer’s place […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 20218 Views

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Arrests of media covering Indigenous rights are part of a continued effort to silence land defenders, legal experts say – The Star

Nov. 21, 2021 Following the arrest and detainment of two reporters and 13 others by the RCMP in British Columbia Friday night, legal experts and reporters say the continued restriction of press freedoms while covering Indigenous rights is an attempt to silence the voices of land defenders, while simultaneously curbing reporting on the issue. And […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 20217 Views

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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipients announced for 2021

Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as two recipients of the 2021 Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on Thursday, November 18. Mayor Watson will induct 15 people into the Order […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202111 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario taps Indigenous law expert to spearhead review of its organizational structure – Law Times

Indigenous law expert Dr. Beverly Jacobs has been tapped to lead a major review of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) organizational structure to help it better respond to the legal needs of Indigenous communities in the province. Her appointment is part of the group’s commitment to the Indigenous people and the government to implement the Truth […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202110 Views

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Respect and Responsibility: Integrating Indigenous Rights and Private Land Conservation in Canada

Overview 1.    Canadian constitutional law, Aboriginal rights and the duty to consult. 2.    International law and policy. 3.    Standards and best practices. Beyond Consultation: Recognizing Indigenous Jurisdiction and Governance This post contains the executive summary of a new report, Respect and Responsibility: Integrating Indigenous Rights and Private Conservation in Canada. To download the full report, please […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202113 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario appoints Dr. Beverly Jacobs to lead review of organization’s structure

Legal Aid Ontario begins major review of organizational structure to better serve Indigenous clients November 4, 2021 TORONTO (November 4, 2021) Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has appointed Dr. Beverly Jacobs, Associate Dean at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, to lead a review of its structure to respond to the legal needs of Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202113 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association 2020-21 Annual Report

The Board of Directors of the Indigenous Bar Association are pleased to present our first-ever annual report. This report summarizes most of the work the Board undertook in 2020 and 2021, in collaboration with our Members. The annual report provides an overview on: Our intervener motions and community impact statements Parliamentary committee submissions Presentations at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202122 Views

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