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Unprecedented multi-year expansion of legal eligibility for criminal, family, refugee and other matters

June 8, 2015 Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is continuing the most significant and rapid increase in eligibility for legal aid certificates in more than 25 years. This historic initiative will make almost 400,000 or 40 per cent more low-income Ontarians financially eligible for legal aid services. As announced in the provincial government’s last two budgets, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2015673 Views

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Law Society Public Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Executive Summary of Final Report

The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes the profound importance of the work conducted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over the past six years, as Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson traveled the country to hear testimony from thousands of residential school survivors. We commend the commission’s tireless […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2015461 Views

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Office of the Correctional Investigator Releases Administrative Segregation in Federal Corrections: 10 Year Trends Federal Corrections Overuses Segregation to Manage Inmates

OTTAWA, May 28, 2015 – For more than 20 years, the Office of the Correctional Investigator has extensively documented the fact that administrative segregation is significantly overused.  Segregation is the most austere and depriving form of incarceration that the state can legally administer in Canada.  Today’s Statistical Report highlights just how often the practice is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2015390 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Beardy Calls Anti-Terrorism Legislation a Violation of Human and Treaty Rights

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Regional Chief Beardy calls Anti-terrorism legislation a violation of human and treaty rights TORONTO, ON (May 7, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the recently passed controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the rights and freedoms that were upheld by the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Anti-Terrorism […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015551 Views

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Métis lawyer receives Social Justice Medal

On May 4, 2015 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and noted Métis lawyer Jason Madden received the Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice Through Law in a ceremony at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Dianne Martin (1945-2004) graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976 and went on to become one of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015520 Views

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Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Seek Public Assistance – National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is pleased to announce this years National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day which will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Many police services across Canada will be participating in this event. Canada’s police leaders and their services are asking all Canadians to take a moment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2015514 Views

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NAPS Search for Missing Person in Eabametoong First Nation

April 23, 2015 (Fort Hope, ON)  On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Eabametoong Detachment began an investigation into a missing person. Albert BOYCE, 48 years old, from the Eabametoong First Nation has been missing since April 22, 2015.  The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has contacted the Ontario Provincial Police to assist with the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015480 Views

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Interim report on challenges faced by racialized licensees underscores need for change

Toronto: The Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group released its interim report* to Convocation today, providing an overview of the input gathered from more than 1,000 racialized and non-racialized licensees, legal organizations and members of the public during its consultation process last fall and winter. The input was in response to a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015441 Views

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New AFN chief and Harper meet for first time, little consensus reached – The Globe and Mail

Jan. 28, 2015 Little consensus was reached when Prime Minister Stephen Harper met for the first time with the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. But Perry Bellegarde, who was elected in November to lead Canada’s largest indigenous group, says an ongoing dialogue between the government and First Nations was started at […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015676 Views

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OHRC offers recommendations for Child and Family Services Act review

January 27, 2015 December 19, 2014 Hon. Tracy MacCharles Minister of Children and Youth Services 14th Floor, 56 Wellesley St W Toronto ON M5S 2S3 Dear Minister, Re CFSA Review Please find attached the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) submission in response to the 2014 review of the Child and Family Services Act. We make […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 2015732 Views

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