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Lawsuit and injunction application brought by First Nations in Ontario against TransCanada Pipelines for work on the same line to be converted for the Energy East project

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2017  – Two First Nations in northwest Ontario – Aroland and Ginoogaming – have just launched a precedent-setting lawsuit and injunction motion against TransCanada Pipelines, Canada and the National Energy Board, for doing and allowing damaging physical work on parts of the Mainline pipeline that runs through those First Nations’ traditional territories. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 2017621 Views

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The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth releases its 2015-2016 Annual Report

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2017  – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children released its 2015-2016 Annual Report today, which details a wide range of issues and concerns brought forward by young people that highlight the gap between the promises made by the province’s service and resource delivery system, and the lived realities of many […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2017492 Views

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New Rules on Access to Birth Registration Now in Effect for Adult Adoptees and Birth Parents

January 3, 2017 On January 1, new regulations came into effect to make it easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to access birth registration information. The Government of Saskatchewan originally announced the changes in February 2016 to provide notice to individuals involved in the 37,000 adoptions that have occurred in Saskatchewan since 1922. “Adoptees, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2017537 Views

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Office of the Chief Coroner – Paediatric Death Review Committee and Deaths Under Five Committee Report 2016

Message from the Chair I am very proud of the achievements made this year in advancing child death investigation and review. To me, it is one of the most important and challenging parts of our mandate. The Paediatric Death Review Committee (PDRC) and Deaths Under Five Committee (DU5C) exist to help us learn from child […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016989 Views

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Canadian Forces face racial discrimination and harassment class action

HALIFAX, Dec. 21, 2016  – Systemic racial discrimination and harassment are the basis of a class action filed in the Federal Court by Stewart McKelvey on behalf of three former members of the Canadian Forces. The Plaintiffs, who propose to represent all persons in Canada who have been enrolled as members in the Canadian Forces […]

by pmnationtalk on December 22, 2016683 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases annual report

Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2013-14 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). “The Annual Report provides a summary of recommendations that address a number of areas in the child intervention system,” said Del Graff, Child and Youth Advocate. “It is important that the government take […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 2016561 Views

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Trudeau government pipeline approval challenged in court – Global News

December 20, 2016 Conservation groups have filed a new court challenge to the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. The request for judicial review filed with the Federal Court of Appeal late Monday in Calgary is at least the eighth legal test of the controversial project, which will almost triple the capacity […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2016417 Views

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Feds discriminating against women through Indian Act, court hears – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2016 14:15 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A woman denied Indian status despite being able to trace her indigenous heritage for at least five generations is the victim of gender discrimination, Ontario’s top court heard Tuesday. Changes to the law in 1985 designed to address such discrimination only created […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2016457 Views

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LEAF Intervenes in Gehl v Attorney General

December 20, 2016 – Today, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) intervenes before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Gehl v Attorney General of Canada, a case challenging sex discrimination in the Indian Act. Dr. Lynn Gehl is an Algonquin-Anishinaabe woman who has persevered for decades now to seek registration as an “Indian” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2016428 Views

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Peterborough woman’s Indian Act sex-discrimination lawsuit reaches Ontario’s top court – The Peterborough Examiner

December 20, 2016 A Peterborough woman’s long quest to be recognized as an Indian goes before Ontario’s top court Tuesday in a constitutional challenge that asserts she and others like her are victims of discrimination. At issue is a federal government policy that a father whose name does not appear on his child’s birth certificate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2016371 Views

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