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CBA President’s Statement on Federal Budget 2016

March 23, 2016 The CBA supports the federal government’s financial commitment to access to justice and improvements the justice system contained in the 2016 federal budget. In particular, four areas will benefit from increased funding announced on March 22. Court challenges program As long-time supporters of the Court Challenges Program, the CBA welcomes the government’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016307 Views

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Workshop for Indigenous Peoples on Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law – First People’s Law

March 24, 2016 As part of our commitment to defending and advancing Aboriginal title, rights and treaty rights, we are organizing a series of free, half-day workshops across Canada for Indigenous Peoples. Our first workshop will be in Toronto on the morning of April 20th. Topics for discussion include: What the Tsilhqot’in decision means for Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016317 Views

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Call For Written Comment On Proposed Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Law

March 16, 2016 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne ratified Resolution 2015/2016-#345 on March 15, 2016 to initiate the development of an Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Law. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne recognizes there is a need to create an Akwesasne Law governing legislative development. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Akwesasne Justice Department strives to provide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2016348 Views

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Ontario Prohibits Carding And Street Checks, Sets Out New Rules For Police Interactions

Final Regulation Will Support Public Safety And Protect Human Rights March 22, 2016 Ontario is building safer communities and protecting individual rights by banning the arbitrary and race-based collection of identifying information by police, referred to as carding or street checks. The regulation prohibiting carding also sets out, for the first time in Ontario’s history, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2016354 Views

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Media Advisory: Ontario’s Police Chiefs and Community Partners to Unveil New Resources to Help Prevent Fentanyl-related Deaths

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) will be joined by public health officials, community partners, students, and parents tomorrow at a news conference to unveil new resources designed to draw public attention to the growing crisis of Fentanyl abuse. Hundreds of deaths in Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2016275 Views

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Legal Rights Webinars

May 11, 2016 Communication Disabilities Access Canada is hosting a series of 5 free webinars to provide legal information for people who have communication disabilities, family members, social workers, speech-language pathologists, service providers, legal professionals and disability advocates. Register by April 25. Learn more here: http://ht.ly/ZrKlg NT3

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016451 Views

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David Estrin awarded Law Society Medal

March 16, 2016 Last week, the Law Society of Upper Canada announced that David Estrin, counsel in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, is one of 14 members of Ontario’s legal community who will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and community contributions. Estrin will be presented with the Law Society Medal at an awards ceremony […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016381 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario invests $3.3 million in 54 provincial legal aid clinics

March 15, 2016 Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing $3.3 million in funding to expand client services by addressing the unmet needs of low-income Ontarians and vulnerable or specific client groups. The money will go to 54 legal aid clinics to support collaborations between and among clinics and community organizations. This $3.3 million investment comes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2016293 Views

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Federation of Law Societies Commits to Effective Response to TRC Report

March 11, 2016 The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has committed to respond to the Calls to Action published in the 2015 report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in a manner that respectfully engages representatives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and promotes reconciliation. In its 2015 final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission included […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2016361 Views

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Indigenious Bar Association Supports the Williams Lake Band in Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

  INDIGENIOUS BAR ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE WILLIAMS LAKE BAND IN APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA Ottawa, Ontario – The Indigenous Bar Association (“IBA”) supports the Williams Lake Band in its application for leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2016547 Views

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