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Ontario Appoints Lead for New Aboriginal Justice Division

Member of Parliament LaVar Payne announces support for the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre December 17, 2014 – Medicine Hat, Alberta – Department of Canadian Heritage The City of Medicine Hat will receive multi-year funding of $90,000 ($45,000 in 2015–2016 and $45,000 in 2016–2017) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the Esplanade Arts and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 20142086 Views

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Law Aimed at Improving the Rights of Aboriginal women and Their Families Comes into Force

December 16, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the coming into force of the provisional federal rules of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. The implementation of the second phase of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014885 Views

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“Toys for the North 2014″ is on schedule to make children happy in Matawa First Nations Communities

THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 15, 2014  – During this festive holiday season, the Thunder Bay RCMP Detachment has partnered with the Matawa First Nations to distribute toys to children in their nine Northern Ontario First Nations communities as part of the annual Toys for the North initiative. On Friday December 12th 2014, a wrapping party […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 20141581 Views

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Designation of Queen’s Counsel

Government honours lawyers who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Canadian justice system through their work in the federal public service. December 11, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Government of Canada recognized seven lawyers in the federal public service as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.). Formally styled “Her Majesty’s Counsel learned […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2014788 Views

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Diverse Communities Take Action on Violence Against Women

Ontario Supports Innovative Campaign to Help Change Attitudes December 8, 2014 Ontario is supporting a new and innovative public education campaign that helps immigrants learn the warning signs of woman abuse. Ontario’s Neighbours, Friends and Families – Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign reaches out to diverse communities by developing products and activities that are accessible […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014907 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Today I am writing you not only as the President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) but also as a son, a husband, a father of a young woman and as a man who wants to end violence against women. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada commemorates one […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2014844 Views

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Gowlings continues to attract top Aboriginal law talent

OTTAWA (Dec. 4, 2014) — Gowlings is pleased to announce that two of Canada’s leading Aboriginal law practitioners, Robert Winogron and Jeremy Bouchard, have joined the Ottawa office of Gowlings as members of its firm-wide Aboriginal Law Group. Both Winogron and Bouchard come to Gowlings from Canada’s federal Department of Justice, where they served as […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 20141623 Views

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Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

December 4, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne Announces Initiatives to Raise Awareness, Enhance Prevention and Support Victims of Sexual Violence and Harassment Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced a package of initiatives to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment, enhance prevention initiatives to combat sexual discrimination, harassment and violence, and improve support for victims. The initiatives […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014613 Views

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Government of Canada Announces $20 Million to Help Victims Leave Prostitution

December 1, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada and Public Safety Canada Today, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay announced that the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act will come into force on December 6. The new criminal law provisions, together with new funding of $20 million to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014763 Views

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Minister Blaney highlights the coming into force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act

December 1, 2014   Ottawa, ON   Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the coming into force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act, which provides legislative reforms that will enhance the accountability of the RCMP in its service to Canadians. The […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2014612 Views

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