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Environmental Group Takes Diamond Giant De Beers to Court

December 6, 2016 Failures to report on methylmercury, a neurotoxin, prompt legal action TORONTO – Wildlands League, assisted by Ecojustice lawyers, has filed a private prosecution against De Beers Canada Inc. for failing to report levels of mercury and methylmercury at its Victor Diamond Mine site in northern Ontario. Methylmercury, a neurotoxin, can threaten the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016497 Views

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Former Paq’tnkek band office employee expected back in court – 101.5FM

06 December 2016 A woman from the Paq’tnkek First Nation in Afton, Antigonish Co. charged in relation to missing funds is scheduled to return to court in the new year. Antigonish RCMP say they responded to a complaint from band officials in Dec. 2013. They say they discovered more than $350,000 in misappropriated funds from […]

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Environmental group takes De Beers to court over mercury monitoring at diamond mine near Attawapiskat – CBC

Dec 6, 2016 Diamond company failed to fully report levels of toxic mercury at northern Ontario mine, group says A Toronto-based environmental group is taking on diamond giant De Beers over its alleged failure to fully report on the mercury levels at its Victor Diamond Mine near Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario. The Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016380 Views

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Man found guilty of fatal New Year’s Day shooting; Crown wants adult sentence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 5, 2016 13:15 RED DEER, Alta. _ A 21-year-old has been convicted of first-degree murder for gunning down a central Alberta man in the driver’s seat of a car stopped in an alley. A jury delivered the verdict in a Red Deer courtroom on Friday after about four hours of deliberation. Lloyd Robert […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2016588 Views

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Globe says Enbridge rival sees natives turn to courts – Stockwatch

The Globe and Mail reports in its Monday edition that when it comes to resource development and first nations in Canada, it is usually not over until the Supreme Court sings. The Globe’s Shawn McCarthy writes that aboriginal communities in British Columbia are turning to the courts in hopes of succeeding where they failed with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2016482 Views

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We’re LIVE from the Supreme Court of Canada where two Indigenous communities

Credits: Native American Life Published on Nov 30, 2016 Were LIVE from the Supreme Court of Canada where two Indigenous communities Clyde River and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are fighting for their rights as Indigenous Peoples. Show your support : http://bit.ly/2gFmoPq Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2016974 Views

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Religious freedom must include protection for Indigenous peoples’ sacred sites: Case before the Supreme Court of Canada could mark important turning point in Canadian law

December 01, 2016 A case before the Supreme Court today provides a crucial opportunity to bring Canadian law into line with international human rights standards and global precedents protecting the sacred sites of Indigenous peoples. “The Charter protection of religious freedom is a vital part of the framework of human rights protection in Canada,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2016463 Views

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‘We thought no one would care’: Clyde River Inuit flooded with support – CBC

Nov 30, 2016 Hundreds show up for protest outside Supreme Court of Canada, as Nunavut hamlet argues case For Inuit from Clyde River today’s Supreme Court hearing was surreal. After two years fighting their ‘David and Goliath’ battle against seismic tests to search for oil and gas deposits offshore of their community, hundreds of protesters […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016334 Views

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Supreme court hears 2 cases that may define consultation in the future – APTN

Nov 30, 2016 Two communities went before the Supreme court Wednesday to challenge whether Canada failed to uphold it’s duty to consult. One fo the cases has to do with a pipeline in Ontario, the other deals with fracking in Nunavut. The cases will have implications for Indigenous peoples across the country. Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/11/30/supreme-court-hears-2-cases-that-may-define-consultation-in-the-future/

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016357 Views

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Supreme Court hears B.C. First Nation religious claim against Jumbo Glacier ski resort – CBC

Dec 01, 2016 Ktunaxa Nation claims Jumbo Glacier resort development near Invermere would destroy sacred sites A contentious ski resort development in the Kootenays is before the Supreme Court of Canada today. The Ktunaxa Nation is asking that the planned Jumbo Glacier resort near Invermere be scrapped for good because it lies at the heart of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2016426 Views

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