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National Level Campaign Seeks to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

OTTAWA – Action for Women, Canada’s first comprehensive initiative to end violence against Indigenous women and girls, will be launched today by the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). “The Friendship Centre Movement is making a proactive contribution to ending violence against Indigenous women and girls,” said campaign spokesperson Edith Cloutier, president of the Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015616 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Jordan Trudeau Announced

June 22, 2015 Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Jordan Trudeau. Mr. Trudeau, age 29, died on March 20, 2011, while an inmate at the Millhaven Correctional Institution. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Trudeau’s death. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015577 Views

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RCMP – National Aboriginal Day, June 21st, 2015

June 21st of each year marks Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Canada’s Aboriginal culture and tradition. This is an important day for the RCMP given our significant relationship with the country’s Aboriginal communities we serve, and the role Aboriginal people play within the force itself. Did you know… The RCMP’s workforce has over 1,900 Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2015576 Views

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Totem Trailer Court Assault Victim Dies

Incident Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 09:00 Incident Number: P15046426 Location: Chippewa Rd Date Published: 2015-06-17 22 year old Larissa CHARLIE-STILLAWAY died this afternoon at T.B.R.H.S.C.  A post mortem is pending. Larissa’s death is being investigated as a homicide.  We will provide a further update regarding this incident tomorrow. NT3

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2015516 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Calls for the Inclusion of First Nations on the Jury Rolls in Ontario

For Immediate Release June 16, 2015 INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR THE INCLUSION OF FIRST NATIONS ON THE JURY ROLLS IN ONTARIO OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in R. v. Kokopenace, a case involving the under-representation of on-reserve First Nations residents on jury rolls in Ontario.  The decision, from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015765 Views

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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, 2015700 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, 2015486 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, 2015406 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, 2015579 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, 2015547 Views

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