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Supreme Court narrowly rejects ALS argument on the unconstitutionality of restrictions on access to conditional sentences

11/7/2022 The Supreme Court issued its decision in R v Sharma. The case was a constitutional challenge to restrictions on access to conditional sentences by Indigenous offenders. The Court ruled 5 – 4 against the arguments brought by Ms. Sharma, ALS 17 other interveners.  ALS has been involved with the case since it started at the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202224 Views

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ALS appears before the Senate on Bill C-5

Oct 31, 2022 Bill C-5, a bill to eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences and to allow greater access to conditional sentences is now before the Senate for consideration. Jonathan Rudin, Program Director, appeared before the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on October 5 to provide ALS’ perspective on the Bill. The transcript of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202224 Views

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Ontario’s seventh annual Access to Justice week successfully engages attendees and ignites conversation about the legal needs of Canadians

October 31, 2022 TORONTO, ON — The seventh annual Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) in Ontario took place from October 24 to 28, featuring a series of programs centered on Access to Justice Counts: Using data to address the legal needs of Canadians. Law Society of Ontario Treasurer Jacqueline Horvat kicked off the week […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202229 Views

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LSO: October Convocation Update

Indigenous Peoples Ceremony: Convocation began with a ceremony to polish the Relationship with the Eagle Feathers. The ceremony was led by Elder Myeengun Henry of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Elder Henry is also a member of the Indigenous Advisory Group Elders’ Council. Polishing the Relationship with the Eagle Feathers serves as an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202236 Views

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Canada’s Access to Justice Week 2022

October 19, 2022 TORONTO, ON — The third annual National Access to Justice Week is taking place from October 24 to 28 with programming for legal professionals, community and justice sector workers and members of the public offered in collaboration with Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan. This year’s theme […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202299 Views

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Jonathan Rudin named to South Australian Commission examining Aboriginal Over-Representation

10/13/2022 Jonathan Rudin, Program Director at ALS, is one of eight people serving as Commissioners on the South Australia Advisory Commission into Aboriginal Incarceration Rates. The Commission is expected to report in early 2023. For more information on the Commission click here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202243 Views

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National – Sustaining progress in Indigenous legal education – CBA National Magazine

11 Oct 2022 Since the release of the TRC report in 2015, momentum has been building toward Indigenous justice and reconciliation. But stronger and deeper commitments and actions are necessary. Education is vital to reconciliation, former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin affirmed back in 2015: “Those involved with the justice system, be they judges, lawyers or […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202228 Views

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Community Consultation begins for Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law

Kenténha/October 9, 2022 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Procedural Regulations (LEPR) – Phase III Community Consultation in the development of the Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law has begun. The Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law was “Accepted in Principle” by Council MCR 2022/2023 – #159 dated September 19, 2022.   The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 202229 Views

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No ‘commercial mainstream’ exception allowing receiver to seize on-reserve Indigenous assets: OCA – Law Times

07 Oct 2022 The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that s. 89 of the Indian Act prohibits court-appointed receivers from seizing an Indigenous person’s on-reserve businesses and assets. The ruling overturns Superior Court Justice Stanley Kershman’s conclusion that the appointment of a receiver constituted a “commercial mainstream” exception to s. 89. The result of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202232 Views

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The Advocates’ Society, the Indigenous Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario publish 1st Supplement to the Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

September 29, 2022 The Advocates’ Society, the Indigenous Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario are pleased to announce the release of the 1st Supplement to the Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples today, in advance of Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Supplement provides guidance to the legal profession on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202246 Views

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