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Honour of the Crown theme of CBA Aboriginal Law Conference May 5-6, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

May 4, 2016 OTTAWA – “The Honour of the Crown” is the theme of the Canadian Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law Conference taking place in Ottawa, May 5-6. Speakers at the event include author John Ralston Saul; Claudette Commanda of the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres; Justice Harry Slade, chair of the Specific Claims […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2016249 Views

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Koskie Minsky and Troniak Law Bring “Sixties Scoop” Class Action in Manitoba

TORONTO, April 21, 2016 – On April 20, 2016, Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto and Troniak Law in Winnipeg commenced a class action against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of Aboriginal persons affected by the “Sixties Scoop” in Manitoba. The term “Sixties Scoop” refers to the practice in Manitoba whereby Aboriginal children were […]

by pmnationtalk on April 22, 2016347 Views

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CBA Welcomes Court Challenges Program Reinstatement

April 19, 2016 Sarah Lugtig and Mark Power appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on behalf of the CBA. We recommended: Reinstating the Court Challenges Program Expanding the Court Challenges Program mandate to increase access to justice Read the submission. NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2016306 Views

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CACP Drug Abuse Committee Endorses Bill S-225 – Calls for Regulation of Chemicals Used to Manufacture Fentanyl

CACP Drug Abuse Committee Endorses Bill S-225 – Calls For Regulation of Chemicals Used to Manufacture Fentanyl Ottawa, ON – Public safety and health officials throughout Canada have raised alarms concerning continued increases in overdoses and deaths due to the illicit use of fentanyl. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has stated that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2016367 Views

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NAPS’ Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

April 15, 2016 (Attawapiskat, ON) Since the declaration of emergency by the Attawapiskat First Nation, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) has and continues to respond to calls of emergency in addition to regular calls for service. Mental Health calls for service are being addressed with appropriate police response in conjunction with medical services. NAPS has […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 2016323 Views

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Ontario Police Leaders Visit First Nations Communities

OACP President Chief Jeff McGuire led a Board delegation on a fact-finding tour to several First Nations communities on April 11, 2016. Joining Chief McGuire were Past President Chief Jennifer Evans, Vice-President Chief Bryan Larkin, Secretary/Treasurer Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Zone 1A Director Deputy Chief Andrew Hay, and Director of Government Relations and Communications Joe Couto. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016314 Views

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LAO releases Open Government discussion paper

April 14, 2016 LAO is releasing the discussion paper, Open Government at Legal Aid Ontario: promoting transparency and accountability in Ontario’s justice system. “The justice system is generally perceived as lagging behind other public services in the dissemination, gathering, sharing and analysis of information and data,” says David Field, president and CEO of Legal Aid […]

by pmnationtalk on April 15, 2016347 Views

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Ontario Raising Legal Aid Eligibility Threshold by Another 6 Per Cent

Province Helping Nearly 400,000 More People Get Access to Legal Services April 1, 2016 Ontario is giving more people access to affordable legal services by increasing the financial eligibility threshold for Legal Aid Ontario by six per cent, effective immediately. Legal Aid Ontario provides low-income Ontarians with access to legal services in areas such as criminal, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016469 Views

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-Update #1- OPP investigate fatal house fire on Pikangikum First Nation

PIKANGIKUM, ON, March 30, 2016– On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 pm, officers from the Pikangikum Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Pikangikum Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on Dunsford Road on Pikangikum First Nation. As a result of the investigation being conducted, police can confirm that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2016324 Views

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Program brings restorative justice to youth

March 28, 2016 The Promising Young People program, which will bring the restorative approach into schools and youth centres, was officially launched during a special ceremony at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Smiths Falls Feb. 26. Local dignitaries, including Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow, Lanark County warden Gail Code and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2016268 Views

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